Our speakers will be sharing their wealth of experiences, strategies and knowledge for each Need To Know event. Click on a panelist to learn more about them!

Proudly supported by

Dr. Jerry Agrusa

Professor of Travel Industry Management, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Chris Benjamin

President & CEO, Alexander & Baldwin

Chad Buck

Founder & Owner, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC

Christine Camp

President and CEO, Avalon Group

Patricia Chang Moad

Vice President of Operations, Continental Assets Management

John De Fries

President & CEO, Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority

Kāʻeo Duarte Ph.D.

Vice President of Community and ʻĀina Resiliency, Kamehameha Schools

Mike Hamasu

Consulting and Research Director, Colliers Hawaii

Mufi Hannemann

President & CEO, Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association

Josh Hargrove

General Manager, Prince Waikiki & Hawaii Prince Golf Club

Sterling Higa

Executive Director, Housing Hawai‘i's Future

Lorrin Hirano

Senior Vice President & Legal Counsel, Title Guaranty of Hawaii, LLC.

Mondy Jamshidi Kent, MA

Executive Director, travel2change

Doug Johnstone

Hawaii President, The Howard Hughes Corporation

Kalani Ka‘anā‘anā

Chief Brand Officer, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority

Charles Kaneshiro

President & Chief Operating Officer, G70

Joe Kent

Executive Vice President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Alana Kobayashi Pakkala

Executive Vice President and Managing Partner, Kobayashi Group

Kūhiō Lewis

CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

David Lopez

Executive Officer, Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency

Sarah Love

Partner, Lung Rose Voss Wagnild

Avi Mannis

Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Hawaiian Airlines

Jeffrey Mau

Director, Asset Management, Kamehameha Schools

Albie Miles

Assistant Professor, Sustainable Community Food Systems, University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu

Steve Petranik

Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine

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