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Trustee Corbett A.K. Kalama
Chairman of the Board

Corbett Kalama is the vice president of Real Estate Investments and Community Affairs with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc.

After 31 years with First Hawaiian Bank, he recently retired from the bank as an executive vice president. He was responsible for the bank’s Oahu region, managing the institution’s more than 30 branches on the island, managed the Wealth Management Group which included Personal Trust, Institutional Wealth Management, Retail Insurance and Investment and Trust Service Center.

He formerly supervised the Personal Banking and Small Businesss Banking Segment consisting of nearly 80,000 customers.

He is a director of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation and First Hawaiian Bank Foundation; president of The Friends of Hawaii Charities; has served as a trustee of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation and for the Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center along with the American Bankers Association and the Government Relations Council Bankers Roundtable.

Born in Honolulu, Kalama is a graduate of Kailua High School, Western Oregon College (economics) and the Pacific Coast Banking School, where he has served as a faculty member as well. He is also a former teacher at Kailua High School and with the Honolulu Community Action Program.

He has also served as a member of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Revolving Fund Program, and is on the boards of several local organizations including the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council, Hawai‘i Nature Center, Friends of Hawai‘i Charities, UH-Hilo Small Business Advisory Board, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Pacific Islanders in Communication and the Hawai‘i Institute for Public Affairs.


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