Committee named to pick Parker trustees
By Andrew Gomes
Advertiser Staff Writer
Parker Ranch Foundation Trust yesterday announced members of a committee to find successors for two of three trustees leaving the nonprofit trust in the next two years.
Kathy Inkinen of Inkinen and Associates will assist with screening of five or more candidates selected by committee members Robbie Alm, Alan Gartenhaus, James S. Greenwell, Jerry Hiatt, Duncan MacNaughton, David Radin, Oz Stender and Rick West. Trustees Tom Whittemore and Mel Hewett will make the final selection.
Resumes may be sent to Inkinen at 1001 Bishop St., Pauahi Tower, Suite 477, Honolulu, HI 96813. The submission deadline is Jan. 11.
One successor is being sought to replace trustee Carl Carlson, who in August announced his resignation pending appointment of a successor. A second selection may succeed Whittemore, who plans to leave in mid- to late-2004 for other pursuits. Hewett plans to retire in 2005, but another search will be conducted later.
The Big Island trust owns the 175,000-acre Parker Ranch, which provides income for four charities: the North Hawai'i Community Hospital, Hawai'i Preparatory Academy, Parker School Trust Corp. and the Hawai'i Community Foundation's Richard Smart Fund.
Trustees previously were directly responsible for ranch operations, but a restructuring that began last year turned daily control of the ranch over to chief executive David Houle, who receives policy guidance from a separate board of directors of Parker Ranch Inc.