Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce elects new board
KAHULUI – Members of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce elected officers for the coming year and welcomed three new board members at their recent annual meeting.
Members elected an all-wahine (female) executive team comprised of President Doreen “Pua” Canto, Vice President Teri Freitas Gorman, Treasurer Shirley Blackburn and Secretary Sharron Joseph.
Members also welcomed new Board Members Lui Hokoana, Mahina Martin and Boyd Mossman, who join the current slate of board members-at-large, including Past President Kai Pelayo, Randy Piltz, Paul Mancini, Mercer “Chubby” Vicens, Ron Vaught, James “Jimmy” Haynes and Paul Mancini.
“We are honored that a retired judge (Mossman), a college chancellor (Hokoana) and a corporate executive (Martin), each of Native Hawaiian ancestry, have joined our hard-working board,” said Canto.
“This year, our annual Business Fest will surprise and delight our members as well as the community at large, and we are so fortunate to have this caliber of talent to draw upon.”
The newly installed board will gather next month for a strategic planning retreat hosted by Lumeria in Makawao and led by Leslie Mullens of Playbook Consulting Group.
The all-volunteer Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce relies on community support to advance its mission: “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.”
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of aloha through commerce, culture and community.
The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hawaiians and “Hawaiians at heart” to share in its mission. For more information, visit www.mnhcoc.org.