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Board Chair

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


Board Vice Chairs

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

TBA
TBA


Appointed by the Governor of Hawaiʻi

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Lynn K. Miyahira
Vice President
iQ 360 - An Integrated Communications Agency
Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi, United States

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John Waihee
Former Governor
State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States

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Elisia Flores
CEO, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States


Appointed by the Secretary of State

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Ryan Hass
Director of the John L. Thornton China Center and the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies,
Brookings Institute
Washington, DC, United States

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Carolyn Wu
Head of International and Diplomatic Affairs,
Apple, Inc.
Washington, DC, United States

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Ambassador Teddy B. Taylor
Retired Sr. Foreign Service Officer
Former United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Maryland, United States

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Melissa J. Ma
Co-Founder/ Managing Partner,
Asia Alternatives
Central Hong Kong / California, United States

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Mona Pasquil Rogers
Director of California Government Engagement
Meta, Inc.
California, United States


Elected Members

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Chris Kanter
Founder,
Sigma Sembada Group
Jakarta, Indonesia

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Dr. Samir Saran
President, 
Observer Research Foundation.
New Delhi, India

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Dr. Yanghee Lee
Professor Emeritus, 
Sungkyunkwan University, Department of Child Psychology and Education
Seoul, Republic of Korea


Ex-Officio Members

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Josh Green (Designee: Jaime Kanani Green)
Governor, State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi , United States

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Lee Satterfield
Assistant Secretary of State
Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs
US Department of State
Washington, DC, United States

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David Lassner, PhD
President
University of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States


By Invitation

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Raoul Magaña, 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, United States

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H.E. Wesley Simina, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
Chair, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
President
Federated States of Micronesia

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Karen Knudsen, East-West Center Association
President, East-West Center Association, Executive Board
East-West Center Director of External Affairs (retired)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, United States


East-West Center Officers

President
Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum

Vice President
Satu Limaye

Treasurer/Chief Operating Officer
Tracey Omori

Assistant Treasurer/Controller
Lesley Murashige

Corporate Secretary
Raquel Kealalōkahi Aki

Board Chair

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


Board Vice Chairs

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

TBA
TBA


Appointed by the Governor of Hawaiʻi

BOG2024Photo_LynnMiyahira.PNG

Lynn K. Miyahira
Vice President
iQ 360 - An Integrated Communications Agency
Kāneʻohe, Hawaiʻi, United States

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John Waihee
Former Governor
State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States

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Elisia Flores
CEO, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States


Appointed by the Secretary of State

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Ryan Hass
Director of the John L. Thornton China Center and the Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies,
Brookings Institute
Washington, DC, United States

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Carolyn Wu
Head of International and Diplomatic Affairs,
Apple, Inc.
Washington, DC, United States

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Ambassador Teddy B. Taylor
Retired Sr. Foreign Service Officer
Former United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Maryland, United States

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Melissa J. Ma
Co-Founder/ Managing Partner,
Asia Alternatives
Central Hong Kong / California, United States

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Mona Pasquil Rogers
Director of California Government Engagement
Meta, Inc.
California, United States


Elected Members

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Chris Kanter
Founder,
Sigma Sembada Group
Jakarta, Indonesia

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Dr. Samir Saran
President, 
Observer Research Foundation.
New Delhi, India

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Dr. Yanghee Lee
Professor Emeritus, 
Sungkyunkwan University, Department of Child Psychology and Education
Seoul, Republic of Korea


Ex-Officio Members

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Josh Green (Designee: Jaime Kanani Green)
Governor, State of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi , United States

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Lee Satterfield
Assistant Secretary of State
Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs
US Department of State
Washington, DC, United States

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David Lassner, PhD
President
University of Hawaiʻi
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, United States


By Invitation

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Raoul Magaña, 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, United States

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H.E. Wesley Simina, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
Chair, Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders
President
Federated States of Micronesia

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Karen Knudsen, East-West Center Association
President, East-West Center Association, Executive Board
East-West Center Director of External Affairs (retired)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i, United States


East-West Center Officers

President
Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum

Vice President
Satu Limaye

Treasurer/Chief Operating Officer
Tracey Omori

Assistant Treasurer/Controller
Lesley Murashige

Corporate Secretary
Raquel Kealalōkahi Aki