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President's Message

Aloha,

I want to first express my gratitude for the opportunity to serve as the President of the 凤凰天机图; Industry of Hawaii. I want to thank Ka鈥榠u Kimura and the installation committee for welcoming the officers and directors to the 73rd听Annual Installation Dinner and Membership Meeting on June 19, 2023.

It has been a very busy start to the year, but it has been a smooth transition with the help I have received from our members. I want to especially mahalo our immediate past president Toby Taniguchi, who has provided us with a strong foundation moving forward and continues to offer his guidance as I take on this new role.

I also want to give a big mahalo to Mike Miyahira for hosting three strategic planning sessions for our membership over the past year, which resulted in our new strategic goals and objectives that will provide clear directions for our organization. One of the most exciting things to come out of our planning sessions is the implementation of a new Business Membership, which will provide value for small-to-medium-sized businesses who want to leverage our advertising network.

The Social and Cultural Committee, led by Renae Akau is planning a full slate of Goji-Kara events for 2023-2024, which will provide members with more opportunities to socialize and learn about members’ businesses.听

I couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better start to the year. Our members truly exhibit Kahiau andOkage Same De. I look forward to working with our chamber to make our community a better place.

Garth Yamanaka
President, 2023-2024
凤凰天机图; Industry of Hawai
i

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers lead JCCIH efforts to advance local business interests.听The Board of Directors is the principal governing and policymaking body of the Chamber. The Board is as diverse as its membership and local business community, with more than 30 corporate and small business leaders from various sectors.

Executive Officers

President
Garth Yamanaka
G&H Appraisals

1st Vice President
Ka驶iu Kimura
驶Imiloa Astronomy Center

2nd Vice President
Mitchell Dodo
Dodo Mortuary, Inc. & Crematory

Treasurer
Susie Dill
Hawai驶i Community College

Auditor
Ivan I. Nakano

Japanese Secretary
Reiko Hamano

Immediate Past President
Toby B. Taniguchi
KTA Super Stores

Board of Directors

ONE-YEAR DIRECTORS
(Term expires 6/30/24)
Dan Brinkman 鈥 Hilo Medical Center
Dean Fuke 鈥 HMSA
Barbara Hastings 鈥 Hastings & Pleadwell
Ryan Kadota 鈥 Kadota Liquor
Yuko Kakazu 鈥 Subaru Telescope
Randy Kurohara 鈥 Creative Arts Hawai驶i
Amanda Lee 鈥 Hawaiian Electric
James 鈥淜imo鈥 Lee 鈥 W.H. Shipman, Ltd.
Joy Madriaga 鈥 Hawai驶i Petroleum, Inc.
Donn S. Mende 鈥 HFS Federal Credit Union
Allan Onishi 鈥 L.H. Gamble Company, Ltd.
Kimberly Pua 鈥 Wesley R. Segawa & Associates
Joseph F. Skruch
Nimr Tamimi 鈥 Engineering Partners
James Tyrin 鈥 Business Insurance Services, Inc.
TWO-YEAR DIRECTORS
(Term expires 6/30/25)
Renae Akau 鈥 Kamehameha School
Russell M. Arikawa 鈥 Ginoza Realty, Inc.
Ross Birch 鈥 Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection
Keene Fujinaka 鈥 Bank of Hawaii
Charlene Iboshi
Michael Kaleikini 鈥 Puna Geothermal Venture
Michael Miyahira 鈥 Business Strategies
Marcia Sakai
Audrey Takamine 鈥 Takamine Construction, Inc.
Jasmine Tamanaha听鈥 Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
THREE-YEAR DIRECTORS
(Term expires 6/30/26)
Jon Arizumi 鈥 JCCIH Past President
Lincoln Ashida 鈥 Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation
Tommy Goya鈥 JCCIH Past President
Josie Kiyan 鈥 Hawaiian Electric
Phoebe Lambeth 鈥 JCCIH Past President
Dennis Lin 鈥 HPM Building Supply
Michael Miyahira 鈥 Business Strategies
Dwayne Mukai 鈥 Mukai Investment Group, LLC
Arthur Taniguchi听– Honorary Consul General of Japan at Hilo
Stephen Ueda 鈥 Suisan Company, Ltd.

Past Presidents

1951 – Dr. Sadaichi Kasamoto
1952 – Dr. Robert Miyamoto
1953 – James M. Hirano
1954 – Dr. Ernest M. Kuwahara
1955 – Richard M. Fujie
1956 – Norio Yamauchi
1957 – Richard R. Taniguchi
1958 – Tamotsu Aoki
1959 – Tom T. Okino
1960 – Susumi Yamashita
1961 – Teruo Togashi
1962 – Yoneichi Okamoto
1963 – Masaichi Uemura
1964 – Charles K. Skaguchi
1965 – Rex Y. Matsuno
1966 – Sidney H. Kusumoto
1967 – Tadashi Suzuki
1968 – Robert M. Yamada
1969 – David S. Ikawa
1970 – Shiro Murashige
1971 – Baron Ebesugawa
1972 – Tomoo Okuyama
1973 – Albert Nishimura
1974 – Masasahi Chiba
1975 – Jitsuo Niwao
1976 – Larry Tanimoto
1977 – Ted Sasamura
1978 – Stanley Abe
1979 – Tony Taniguchi
1980 – Benjamin Masutomi
1981-1982 – Minoru Shintani
1982-1983 – Roland Higashi
1983-1984 – Donald Yamada
1984-1985 – Tsuneo Akiyama
1985-1986 – Harold Ashida
1986-1987 – Larry Isemoto
1987-1988 – Yasuo Kuwaye
1988-1989 – Herbert Segawa
1989-1990 – Clifton Tsuji
1990-1991 – Thomas Hirano
1991-1992 – Glenn Hashimoto
1992-1993 – Yukio Takeya
1993-1994 – Rodney Oshiro
1994-1995 – Michael Ginoza
1995-1996 – Robert Bethea
1996-1997 – Keith Ideue
1997-1998 – Thomas Goya
1998-1999 – Michael Miyahira
1999-2000 – Janice Higashi
2000-2001 – Arthur Taniguchi
2001-2002 – Barry T. Mizuno
2002-2003 – Jere Usui
2003-2004 – Barry Taniguchi
2004-2005 – Ivan Nakano
2005-2006 – Dwayne Mukai
2006-2007 – Phoebe Lambeth
2007-2008 – Phoebe Lambeth
2008-2009 – Eugene Nishimura
2009-2010 – Allan Onishi
2010-2011 – Randall M. Kurohara
2011-2012 – Michael Kaleikini
2012-2013 – Jon J. Arizumi
2013-2014 – Carol A. VanCamp
2014-2015 – David A. Honma
2015-2016 – Darren H. Nishioka
2016-2017 – Russell M. Arikawa
2017-2018 – Audrey N. Takamine
2018-2019 – Stephen N. Ueda
2019-2020 – Donn S. Mende
2020-2021 – Ross Birch
2021-2022 – Lincoln S.T. Ashida
2022-2023 – Toby B. Taniguchi
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