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Maui Chamber of Commerce Selects New Board

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Kit Okazaki of Kit Okazaki State Farm Insurance Company was selected as the new Maui Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board.

The Maui Chamber of Commerce has selected new members for its Board of Directors for 2018. The announcement and induction was held during the Chamber’s 2017 Gala Event on Friday, June 2, at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.

Senator Rosalyn Baker led the induction ceremony which included all of new and existing board members for the upcoming FY 2017-2018 term.

Kit Okazaki of Kit Okazaki State Farm Insurance Company was selected as the new Chairman of the Board.

New Directors also inducted included: Tambara Garrick, Hawaiʻi Regional Sales Manager of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.; Toni Rojas, CMP, Marketing Director of Queen Kaʻahumanu Center; and Sylvia Ho, Senior Relationship Officer for HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union.

2017 Installation Group MCoC.

The 2017- 2018 Maui Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is comprised of the following:


Kit Okazaki, Kit Okazaki State Farm Insurance, Chairman of the Board
Tom Leuteneker, Pueo Coffee Co., Vice-President
Rick Nava, MSI Maui, Treasurer
Pamela Tumpap, Maui Chamber of Commerce, President and Secretary
Kau’i Awai-Dickson, Maui Electric Co.
Tom Cole, Thomas R. Cole Attorney at Law
Sherry Duong, Maui Visitors Bureau
Tambara Garrick, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Wayne Hikiji, Envisions Entertainment
Sylvia Ho, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union
Leland Kahawai, First Hawaiian Bank
Jeremy Kozuki, Home Maid Bakery
Michael Mochizuki, OfficeMax
Lester Nakamoto, Bank of Hawaiʻi
Lisa Paulson, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
Toni Rojas, Queen Kaʻahumanu Center
William Russell, American Savings Bank
Rick Volner, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
Leslie Wilkins, Maui Economic Development Board


The Maui Chamber of Commerce also recognized and thanked outgoing Directors, Gwen Hiraga of Munekiyo & Hiraga and Jeanne Skog of Maui Economic Development Board, for their years of service and dedication to the Maui Chamber of Commerce.

The Maui Chamber extended a special thanks to Gold Sponsors: Kaiser Permanente and Pacific Media Group; and Silver Sponsors: Alaska Airlines, American Savings Bank, Maui Electric Co. and Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Spectrum Reach saying, “It is because of companies like theirs that the Maui Chamber of Commerce is able to continue its mission to advance and promote a healthy economic environment for business, advocating for a responsive government and quality education, while preserving Maui’s unique community characteristics.”

Bronze Sponsors included JD Painting, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association and the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center.

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