Staff & Committees

Kauai Economic Development Board – Staff

West Kaua`i Technology & Visitor Center Staff

  • Aletha G. Kaohi, Property Manager – Visitor Center Manager akaohi@kedb.com
  • Kaui Castillo, Assistant Program & Exhibit Coordinator
  • Shawndelle Kurashige, Assistant Program & Exhibit Coordinator

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Ex-Officios:

KEDB COMMITTEES:

EDUCATION

  • Chair: Ann Sokei, Aqua Engineers
  • Co-Chair: Ed Nakaya, Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative
  • Bill Arakaki, HI Department of Education
  • Kaeo Bradford, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
  • George Costa, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
  • Helen Cox, Kaua`i Community College
  • Leila Kuboyama, HI Department of Education
  • 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
  • Paul Horner, Waioli Corporation
  • LelandKahawai, First Hawaiian Bank

FOOD & AG

  • Chair: John Latkiewicz, HI SBDC – Kaua`i
  • Co-Chair: Joshua Uyehara, Hartung Brothers
  • George Costa, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
  • Fred Cowell, Kaua`i Coffee Company
  • Johnny Gordines, Kaua`i County Farm Bureau
  • Arryl Kaneshiro, Grove Farm Company
  • 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
  • Laurie Yoshida, Corteva Agrisciences

MEMBERSHIP

  • Chair: Sue Kanoho
  • Co-Chair: Jaye Gayagas-Youn, Courtyard at Marriott

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

  • Chair, Sam Pratt, Niu Pia Ltd.
  • Dean Toyofuku, Mokihana Insurancey

RENEWABLE ENERGY

  • Co-Chair: Ben Sullivan, County of Kaua`i Office of Economic Development
  • Brad Rockwell, Kaua`i Island Utility Cooperative

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

  • Chair: Shawn Reese, General Dynamics – Mission Systems
  • 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