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Board of Governors Board of Governors

Board Chair

James K. Scott
President (ret.)
Punahou School
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Board Vice Chairs

Peter S. Ho
Chairman, President and CEO
Bank of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Caroline Casagrande
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Academic Programs
Arlington, Virginia


Appointed by the Governor of Hawaiʻi

Lynn K. Miyahira
Account Director
iQ 360 - An Integrated Communications Agency
Kaneohe, Hawaiʻi

John Waiheʻe
Former Governor
State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Appointed by the Secretary of State

Kelley E. Currie
Former Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
Washington, DC

Kenneth I. Juster
Former Ambassador to India
New York, New York

David R. Stilwell
Former Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Gene Ward
Hawaii State Representative
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Elected Members

Hilda C. Heine, EdD
Member of Parliament
Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (2016-2019)
Majuro, Marshall Islands

Chris Kanter
Founder of Sigma Sembada Group
Jakarta, Indonesia

Takeshi Niinami
President, Member of Board, Representative Director
Suntory Holdings, Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan


Ex-Officio Members

David Y. Ige (Designee: First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige)
Governor, State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Lee Satterfield
Assistant Secretary of State
Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

David Lassner, PhD
President
University of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


By Invitation

David W. Panuelo, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
Chair, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
President
Federated States of Micronesia

Edward Schultz, East-West Center Association
Representative EWCA Executive Board
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Raoul Magana, East-West Center Foundation
Chair, East-West Center Foundation Board
Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Consumer Products Division
First Hawaiian Bank
Honolulu, Hawai‘i


East-West Center Officers

President
Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum

Vice President and Director of East-West Center in Washington
Satu Limaye

Treasurer/Chief Operating Officer
Robert A. Riley

Assistant Treasurer/Director of Finance and Administration
Ruth Lohr

Assistant Treasurer/Controller
Lesley Murashige

Corporate Secretary
Raquel Kealalōkahi Aki

Board Chair

James K. Scott
President (ret.)
Punahou School
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Board Vice Chairs

Peter S. Ho
Chairman, President and CEO
Bank of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Caroline Casagrande
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Academic Programs
Arlington, Virginia


Appointed by the Governor of Hawaiʻi

Lynn K. Miyahira
Account Director
iQ 360 - An Integrated Communications Agency
Kaneohe, Hawaiʻi

John Waiheʻe
Former Governor
State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Appointed by the Secretary of State

Kelley E. Currie
Former Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues
Washington, DC

Kenneth I. Juster
Former Ambassador to India
New York, New York

David R. Stilwell
Former Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Gene Ward
Hawaii State Representative
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Elected Members

Hilda C. Heine, EdD
Member of Parliament
Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (2016-2019)
Majuro, Marshall Islands

Chris Kanter
Founder of Sigma Sembada Group
Jakarta, Indonesia

Takeshi Niinami
President, Member of Board, Representative Director
Suntory Holdings, Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan


Ex-Officio Members

David Y. Ige (Designee: First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige)
Governor, State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Lee Satterfield
Assistant Secretary of State
Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC

David Lassner, PhD
President
University of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


By Invitation

David W. Panuelo, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
Chair, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
President
Federated States of Micronesia

Edward Schultz, East-West Center Association
Representative EWCA Executive Board
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi

Raoul Magana, East-West Center Foundation
Chair, East-West Center Foundation Board
Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Consumer Products Division
First Hawaiian Bank
Honolulu, Hawai‘i


East-West Center Officers

President
Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum

Vice President and Director of East-West Center in Washington
Satu Limaye

Treasurer/Chief Operating Officer
Robert A. Riley

Assistant Treasurer/Director of Finance and Administration
Ruth Lohr

Assistant Treasurer/Controller
Lesley Murashige

Corporate Secretary
Raquel Kealalōkahi Aki