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Clif Kagawa

CLIFTON KAGAWA is a partner in Hawaii merchant bank Sennet Capital, and a founder and chief executive of Broadband iTV, a developer of interactive television intellectual property. He currently with Anthology Marketing Group provides marketing, communications and public affairs consulting to chief executives and senior management in Hawaii. His U.S. and international marketing and public […]

David Karl

DAVID KARL is a Professor of Oceanography and Director of University of Hawaii’s C-MORE, Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education. He is a biologist and oceanographer in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology. David has focused his research on the ecological role of microorganisms in the sea and has enjoyed many […]

David Louie

David M. Louie, former State of Hawaii Attorney General from 2011 to 2014, is in private law practice handling matters of complex litigation with experience involving high profile matters and jury trials in state and federal courts. His professional career includes President of the Hawaii State Bar Association and numerous other local and national organizations. […]

Deborah Zimmerman

Deborah Zimmerman is President of New Millennium Meetings.  She specializes in convention sales and is contracted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority to manage the HTA `Elele (Ambassador) program. A twenty-year veteran of the visitor industry, Ms. Zimmerman worked at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in convention sales for 13 years prior to launching her own business.  […]

Diane M. Sherman

DIANE SHERMAN has been a part of Hawaii’s legal community for 35 years. For over 30 years she was the manager of Bendet Fidell & Sakai law firm and now serves as Executive Director of the firm of Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell, Attorneys at Law. Her past activities include serving on the technology committee of […]

Jason Hirata

JASON HIRATA is a real estate attorney with Kamehameha Schools. He was previously an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Bendet Fidell Sugimura, AAL, ALC concentrating in the areas of real estate and business transactions, exempt organizations, and landlord-tenant and commercial litigation. Jason has served as ThinkTechHawaii’s volunteer legal counsel since September 2014. In addition […]

Kem Lowry

Kem Lowry is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center where he is currently working on climate change adaptation projects in Hawaii and Asia. He is Emeritus Professor and former chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and former director of the Program on Conflict Resolution, University of Hawaii. He has worked with […]

Peter Adler

Peter S. Adler is a planner, mediator, facilitator, and a principal in ACCORD3.0, a professional network of consultants specializing in foresight, strategy, and cooperative trouble-shooting. As a planner he works with organizations in the public, private and civic sectors on forward strategy and executive and board alignment. Adler has worked in the government, business and […]

Shackley Raffetto

SHACKLEY F. RAFFETTO practiced law for many years in Hawaii and served as a trial judge for 27 years, including 12 as Chief Judge of the Second Circuit (Maui County) where he created and presided over the Maui Drug Court. He also served in the USMCR and the USNR, retiring with the rank of captain, […]

Sherilyn Lau

SHERILYN LAU is an Educational Specialist for Career and Technical Education (CTE), Perkins Federal Programs, at the Hawaii State Department of Education. As a CTE Educational Specialist, she is responsible for designing programs that support students becoming “college and career ready”. Sherilyn has been instrumental in developing the career pathway system which provides the framework […]