Staff & Committees

Kauai Economic Development Board Staff

Susan Tai Kaneko, President & CEO
skaneko@kedb.com

Marleen Duarte, Executive Assistant
mduarte@kedb.com

Jackie Kaina, Program Manager
jkaina@kedb.com

Ellen Ching, Program Director
eching@kedb.com

West Kaua`i Technology & Visitor Center Staff
Aletha G. Kaohi, Property Manager – Visitor Center, Phase I & Phase II
akaohi@kedb.com

Carolyn Newcomb, Assistant Program & Exhibit Coordinator
cnewcomb@kedb.com

Keahi Gerona, Assistant Program & Exhibit Coordinator
kgerona@kedb.com

Executive Committee

Jonathan Chun, Chair
Belles Graham Proudfoot Wilson & Chun, LLP, Partner

Peter Wiederoder, First Vice Chair
Dow AgroSciences, Manager

Paul Horner, Second Vice Chair
The Club at Kukui`ula, General Manager

Reiko Matsuyama, Treasurer
Grove Farm Company, Director of Finance

Sarah Styan, Secretary
DuPont Pioneer, Senior Research Manager

Education Commitee
Ed Nakaya, Co-Chair
Kauai Island Utility Co-op, Sales Account Executive

Ann Sokei, Co-Chair
Aqua Engineers, Project Manager

Finance & Audit Committee
Reiko Matsuyama, Chair
Grove Farm Company, Director of Finance

Food & Agriculture
John Latkiewicz, Co-Chair
Hawaii Small Business Development Center – Kaua`i, Director

Peter Wiederoder, Co-Chair
Dow AgroSciences, Manager

Membership Committee
Stu Burley, Co-Chair
Strategic Theories Unlimited, LLC, President

Jaye Gayagas-Youn, Co-Chair
Courtyard at Marriott, Director of Tour and Travel

Property Management Committee
Sam Pratt, Chair
Niu Pia Land Company Ltd., President

Renewable Energy Committee
Ben Sullivan, Co-Chair
County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development, Sustainability Manager

Wayne Katayama, Co-Chair
Kaua`i Coffee, Retired President & General Manager

Science & Technology Committee
Shawn Reese, Co-Chair
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Technical Manager Systems

At-Large Directors

Sue Kanoho, At-Large Director
Kaua`i Visitors Bureau, Executive Director

Helen Cox, At-Large Director
Kaua`i Community College, Chancellor

John Latkiewicz, At-Large Director
Hawaii Small Business Development Center – Kaua`i, Director

Ex-Officios
George Costa, Ex-Officio
County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development, Director

Committees


Education

Co-Chair: Ed Nakaya, Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative
Co-Chair: Ann Sokei, Aqua Engineers
Bill Arakaki, HI Department of Education
Kaeo Bradford, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
Stu Burley, STU LLC
George Costa, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
Helen Cox, Kaua`i Community College
Fred Styer, Fantom Advanced Materials
Leila Kuboyama, HI Department of Education
Jill Suga, Syngenta Hawai`i
Neil Young, General Dynamics – Mission Systems

Finance & Audit
Chair: Reiko Matsuyama, Grove Farm Company
Jonathan Chun, Belles Graham Proudfoot Wilson Chun LLP
Darci Haustveit, Kaua`i Coffee
Wayne Katayama, Kaua`i Coffee (retired)
Brian Yamase, First Hawaiian Bank

Food & Agriculture
Co-Chair: John Latkiewicz, HI SBDC – Kaua`i
Co-Chair: Peter Wiederoder, Dow AgroSciences
George Costa, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
Fred Cowell, Kaua`i Coffee
Laurie Ho, Kaua`i County Farm Bureau
Arryl Kaneshiro, Grove Farm Company
Wayne Katayama, Kaua`i Coffee
Sharad Marahatta, Kaua`i Community College
Mark Oyama, Kaua`i Community College and Contemporary Flavors Catering
Mark Periello, Kaua`i Chamber of Commerce
Calvin Shirai, Kaua`i Community College Office of Continuing Education and Training
Beth Tokioka, Syngenta Hawai`i
Laurie Yoshida, DuPont Pioneer

Membership
Co-Chair: Stu Burley, STU LLC
Co-Chair: Jaye Gayagas-Youn, Courtyard at Marriott

Property Management
Chair, Sam Pratt, Niu Pia Ltd.
Dean Toyofuku, Mokihana Insurance
Ron Sakoda, Ron’s Electric

Renewable Energy
Co-Chair: Ben Sullivan, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
Co-Chair: Wayne Katayama, Kaua`i Coffee
Brad Rockwell, Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative
Ron Sakoda, Ron’s Electric

Science & Technology
Co-Chair: Shawn Reese, General Dynamics – Mission Systems
Co-Chair: Stu Burley, STU LLC
Joe Schneider, Pacific Missile Range Facility

Strategic Planning & New Business
Chair: Jonathan Chun, Belles Graham Proudfoot Wilson & Chun LLP

Visitor Industry
Chair: Sue Kanoho, Kaua`i Visitors Bureau