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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, July 21, 2002

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Advertiser Staff

• James Douglas Keauhou Ing

Profession: An attorney with Watanabe, Ing & Kawashima. Represented former trustee Oswald Stender in effort to remove former trustee Lokelani Lindsey; represented interim trustees in efforts to remove trustees.

Education: Law degree, University of Denver, 1974; bachelor's in electrical engineering, University of Washington, 1966; Kamehameha School for Boys, 1962.

Military service: Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 1966-1971

Other service: Board member, Na Pua O Pauahi Foundation. Past board member, Native Hawaiian Legal Corp.; State Land and Natural Resources; Parents and Children Together; State Commission on Water Resource Management; Kamehameha Alumni Association, O'ahu Region.

• Robert Kalani Uichi Kihune

Profession: Chairman, board of interim trustees, Kamehameha Schools, 1999-2000; CEO, Waimana Enterprises, Sandwich Isles Communications, 1996-98; executive director, Hawai'i Natural Energy Laboratory, 1994-1995.

Military service: U.S. Navy, 1959-1994; retired as admiral. Served as chief of naval education/training, assistant chief surface warfare, commander surface forces Pacific Fleet, commander USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz carrier battle groups, director command control and communications Europe.

Education: Bachelor's in electrical engineering, U.S. Naval Post-Graduate School, 1965; bachelor's, marine engineering, Naval Academy, 1959; Kamehameha Schools, 1955.

Other service: President, USS Missouri Memorial Association Inc.; chairman, Economic Development Alliance of Hawai'i; board member, Japanese American Memorial Association; research advisory board, Center of Excellence for Research in Ocean Sciences; advisory board, University of Hawai'i-Hilo.

• Constance H. Lau

Profession: Member, board of interim trustees, Kamehameha Schools; president and chief executive officer, American Savings Bank; treasurer, Hawaiian Electric Industries, 1989-99; financial vice president and treasurer, HEI Power Corp., 1997-99; treasurer, Hawaiian Electric Co., 1987-89; assistant corporate counsel, Hawaiian Electric, 1984-87; San Francisco real estate, banking attorney, 1979-83.

Education: Law degree, University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1977; MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1979; bachelor's, Yale College 1974; Punahou School, with honors, 1970.

Other service: Punahou School trustee; officer, board member, Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation; Maunalani Foundation; University of Hawai'i Foundation; Hawai'i Justice Foundation; Hawai'i Strategic Development Corp.

• Diane J. Plotts

Profession: General partner, Hemmeter Investment and related companies; board, Bank of Honolulu, Hawaiian Electric Industries, American Savings Bank and Malama Pacific Corp.; former finance officer, U.S. Air Force.

Education: Bachelor's in accounting, San Jose State University, 1958.

Other service: Board member, Hawai'i Health Systems Corp.; National Symphony Orchestra; Honolulu Country Club; Plaza Club; University of Hawai'i Regents; Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i; Hawai'i Community Foundation.

• C. Nainoa Thompson

Profession: Master navigator of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's canoe Hokule'a; Polynesian Voyaging Society program director; researcher, Bishop Museum; pilot boat operator, boat captain, commercial diver, commercial fisherman.

Education: Bachelor's in ocean science, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, 1986; U.S. Merchant Marine officer, Pacific Maritime Academy, 1986; commercial pilot, 1993; Punahou School, 1972.

Other service: University of Hawai'i regent; former board member, Hawai'i Maritime Center; Pacific Rim Foundation; Children's Discovery Center; AUW; Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Program.