Previous featured speakers

 

 

  • Kathryn Matayoshi, superintendent of the Department of Education - April 11, 2013
  • Wil Okabe, president of the Hawaii State Teachers Association - April 4, 2013
  • Manuel Mollinedo, director of Honolulu Zoo -- Feb. 21, 2013
  • Mark Recktenwald, chief justice of Hawaii Supreme Court - Feb. 14, 2013
  • Lea Hong, executive director of the state Land for Public Trust - Jan. 31. 2013
  • Mike Story, sports manager at the Hawaii Tourism Authority - Jan. 24, 2013
  • John Fuhrmann, events manager at Neal Blaisdell Center - Jan. 17, 2013
  • State Sen. Donna Kim - Dec. 6, 2012  
  • Charles "Chip" McCreery, director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center - Nov. 29, 2012
  • Dave Rolf, executive director of the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association - Nov. 15, 2012
  • Todd Apo, director of public affairs at the Aulani Resort - Nov. 8, 2012
  • Bram Begonia, director of operations for the Kroc Center Hawaii - Nov. 1, 2012
  • Art Ushijima, CEO of Queen's Medical Center - Oct. 18, 2012
  • Richard Dahl, president & CEO of the James Campbell Company - Oct. 11, 2012
  • Florence Nakakuni, US Attorney for Hawaii - Aug. 27, 2012
  • Chuck Cotton, general manager of Clear Channel Hawaii - Aug. 23, 2012
  • Laura Kodama, director of planning and development for Castle & Cooke Hawaii - Aug. 16, 2012 Nancy Kern, suicide prevention coordinator at the state Department of Health - Aug. 9, 2012
  • Dr. Jerris R. Hedges, dean of the medical school at the University of Hawaii - July 26, 2912
  • Donne Dawson, Hawaii's film industry development manager - July 19, 2012
  • Dan Grabauskas, executive director, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit - July 12, 2012
  • Charles Djou, former congressman and Honolulu City Council member - June 21, 2012
  • Tom Berg, Honolulu City Council member - June 14, 2012
  • Dennis Tanimoto, president of the Hawaii Credit Union League - June 7, 2012
  • Hilton Raethel, senior vice president at HMSA - May 31, 2012
  • U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa - May 24, 2012
  • Bruce Coppa, Chief of Staff for Gov. Neil Abercrombie - May 17, 2012
  • Gina Mangieri, owner of Cole Academy & KHON TV reporter - May 3, 2012
  • Jen Chahanovich, chief operating officer at Pali Momi Medical Center - April 26, 2012
  • J. Roger Morton, general manager of Oahu Transit Services - April 19, 2012
  • Lynne Waters, associate vice president of external affairs at UH - April 5, 2012
  • Esther Kiaaina, Hawaii candidate for U.S. House of Representatives - April 5, 2012
  • Tony Ching, executive director of HCDA - March 29, 2012
  • Steve Petranik, editor of Hawaii Business Magazine - March 15, 2012
  • Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle - March 1, 2012
  • Gene Awakuni, chancellor at University of Hawaii West Oahu - Feb. 16, 2012
  • Former Gov. Ben Cayetano - Feb. 9, 2012
  • Rep. Sharon Har, Hawaii Legislature - Feb. 2, 2012
  • Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu mayoral candidate - Jan. 26, 2012
  • Michelle Kauhane, deputy to chairman of DHHL - Jan. 19, 2012
  • Rep. Kym Pine, Hawaii Legislature - Jan. 12, 2012
  • Cameron Nekota, Ho'opili residential development project - Nov. 10, 2011
  • Frank Montoya Jr., FBI Special agent in charge of Honolulu Office - Oct. 20, 2011
  • Honolulu Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kaneshiro - Oct. 6, 2011
  • U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono - Sept. 29, 2011
  • Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann - Sept. 22, 2011 
  • Kim Gennaula, president of Aloha United Way - Sept. 8, 2011
  • Jim Donovan, athletics director at the University of Hawaii - August 25, 2011
  • Mary Beth Lohman, publisher of the Pacific Business News -- August 18, 2011
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Honolulu city council member -- August 4, 2011
  • Ed Case, candidate for the U.S. Senate -- July 28, 2011
  • Tom Berg, Honolulu city council member -- June 23, 2011
  • Dan Meisenzahl, spokesman state Department of Transportation - June 16, 2011
  • Marc Alexander, state of Hawaii's homelessness coordinator - June 9, 2011
  • Mike Jones, president, D.R. Horton Schuler Homes - June 2, 2011
  • Jim Tollefson, president & CEO, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii - May 19, 2011
  • Roger Wall, vice chairman, Foodland Supermarket - May 5, 2011
  • John White, executive director of the Pacific Resource Partnership - April 14, 2011
  • Dick Rosenblum, president and CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company - March 24, 2011
  • John Temple, editor of the Honolulu Civil Beat - March 17, 2011
  • Trisha Gonsalves, team leader for Down to Earth natural food store - March 10, 2011
  • Tim Steinberger, director of the city's Environmental Services Department - March 3, 2011
  • Wayne Yoshioka, director of the city's Transportation Services Dept. - Feb. 17, 2011 
  • Joe Davis, general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center - Feb. 10, 2011
  • Tim Johns, vice chairman of committee for the APEC meeting - Feb. 3, 2011
  • Mike Story, sports manager at the Hawaii Tourism Authority - Jan. 20, 2011
  • Roald Marth, chief executive officer at Kuokoa Inc - Jan. 13, 2011
  • Hugh Jones, president of the Hawaii State Bar Association - Sept. 2, 2010
  • Dennis Francis, president & publisher of Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 29, 2010
  • Laura Robertson, president & CEO at Goodwill Industries - June 24, 2010
  • Gene Awakuni, chancellor at University of Hawaii West Oahu - June 17, 2010
  • Alex Sou, general manager Aloun Farms - May 27, 2010
  • Rear Admiral Greg Thomas, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard - May 20, 2010
  • Brennon Morioka, director of the Department of Transporation - May 13, 2010
  • Kathryn Matayoshi, interim superintendent of Hawaii public schools - May 6, 2010
  • Pamela Witty Oakland, chief administrator at St. Francis Residential Care - April 29, 2010
  • Kealii Lopez, president & CEO at Olelo Community Television - April 15, 2010
  • Bernie Ploeger, president at Chaminade University - April 8, 2010
  • Mayor Mufi Hannemann - April 1, 2010
  • Former Congressman Neil Abercrombie - March 25, 2010
  • Ilima at Leihano - March 18, 2010
  • Leslie Wilcox, president & CEO at PBS Hawaii - March 11, 2010
  • Lt. Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona Jr. - March 4, 2010
  • Scott Chan, manager of Aloha Stadium - Feb. 25, 2010
  • Blenn Fugimoto, vice chairman at Central Pacific Bank - Feb. 18, 2010
  • Former U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo Jr.  - Feb. 11, 2010
  • Charlene Thornton, FBI special agent-in charge of the Honolulu office - Feb. 4, 2010
  • Mike Hamasu, of Colliers Monroe Friedlander - Jan. 28, 2010
  • Rep. Kym Pine - Jan. 14, 2010 Rep. Sharon Har - Jan. 7, 2010
  • The Hunt Development Group - Dec. 10, 2009
  • Allan Landon, president & CEO at Bank of Hawaii - Dec. 3, 2009
  • Rick Blangiardi, general manager of KGMB & KHNL - Nov. 19, 2009
  • Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Moon - Nov. 12, 2009
  • Kaulana Park, director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands - Oct. 29, 2009
  • Virginia Hinshaw, chancellor at University of Hawaii Manoa campus - Oct. 22, 2009
  • Anthony Ching, executive director of the Hawaii Community Development - Oct. 15, 2009
  • Kim Gennaula, director of philanthropy at Kapiolani Medical Center - Oct. 8, 2009
  • Project managers for the Kroc Community Center - Oct. 1, 2009
  • Gina Mangieri, KHON-TV new reporter and business owner - Sept.17, 2009
  • Lee Webber, president & publisher of Honolulu Advertiser - Aug. 27, 2009
  • Peter Carlisle, Honolulu's top prosecutor - Aug. 20, 2009
  • Former Congressman Ed Case - Aug. 13, 2009
  • Lee Sichter, consultant for Florida-based DeBartolo Development - Aug. 6, 2009
  • Senate President Colleen Hanabusa - July 30
  • Christine Camp, managing director of Avalon Development Company - July 16, 2009
  • U.S. Congressman Charles Djou - July 9, 2009