PACIFIC CENTURY FELLOWS
The 10th class of Pacific Century Fellows has been selected. The program, based on the White House Fellows Program, aims to identify, encourage and develop future Island leaders. It was the brainchild of former White House Fellow, Mayor Mufi Hannemann. The appointees are selected on the basis of education, career, special achievements, community involvement, communication skills and strength of character. The hope is that participants' association with senior community, social and government leaders will foster relationships among individuals committed to finding creative solutions to society's problems.
The 2008 Fellows are: Alan Akina, founder, president and CEO, 101 Financial Group; Jill Murakami Baldemor, executive director, Teach for America; Jennifer Barrett, school/community education program coordinator, Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology; Della Au Belatti, state representative, Hawai'i State Legislature; associate attorney, Law Office of Eric A. Seitz; Elizabeth Cambra, corporate director of revenue, optimization, Outrigger Enterprises Group; Heather Mullins Crislip, executive assistant to the chancellor, University of Hawai'i- Manoa; Gregory Dickhens, executive vice president and senior advisor, Kyo-ya Co.; Liann Ebesugawa, associate attorney, Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn & Stifel; Jason Fujimoto, director of corporate development, HPM Building Supply (Hawai'i); Justin Gruenstein, executive assistant for government relations, County of Maui — Office of the Mayor; Jan Harada, executive director, Palama Settlement; Amy Hennessey, vice president, public affairs, McNeil Wilson Communications Inc.; Sandra Kim, deputy public defender, State Office of the Public Defender; Christopher Leonard, partner/general manager, New West Broadcasting Corp. (Hawai'i); Darin Robinson Leong, associate attorney, Marr Hipp Jones & Wang; self-employed musician, Nicole "Nikki" Ishihara Love, director of operations, Community Links Hawaii; F. James "Jim" Lyon, president, Lyon Associates Inc.; Avi Mannis, senior director, transformation, Hawaiian Airlines; Terri Motosue, partner, Carlsmith Ball; Karen Nakasone, deputy public defender, State Office of the Public Defender; Liane Nomura-Siu, corporate counsel, Queen's Health Systems; William "Billy" Pieper II, manager-Hawai'i branch, Beneficial Financial Group; Paul Pollock, chief engineer/capital improvements director, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Hawai'i; Jerome "Jerry" Pupillo, president and general manager, Hawaiian Water Adventure Park; Sean Talbot Rostron, business banking officer, Bank of Hawaii; Kevin Sakamoto, senior vice president/regional manager, Bank of Hawaii; Timothy Schools, president, American Savings Bank; Jennifer Stites, green development manager, Dowling Co. Inc.; Dominick Strada, commander's action group and speechwriter, headquarters, United States Pacific Command; Jennifer Lee Thompson, director of client services, Bates/Lee Advertising; Michael Tresler, vice president, land management and renewable energy, Grove Farm Co. Inc.; David Travis Washburn, director, economic advancement, YWCA of Oahu.
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