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Bishop Holdings Corporation Names Kyle J.K. Chock as President

Keauhou, Hawaii - Bishop Holdings Corporation (BHC), a for profit subsidiary of Kamehameha Schools, is pleased to announce the selection of Kyle J.K. Chock as President of both BHC and its wholly owned subsidiary Kamehameha Investment Corporation (KIC) which owns and manages 2,400 acres in the ahupua’a of Kahalu’u and Keauhou.

Micah A. Kane, Chairman of the BHC Board of Directors, said “Kamehameha Schools and BHC are pleased to welcome Kyle Chock to our ‘ohana – a leader with a proven track record and diversity of skills and experiences that will lead our organization into the future. After conducting an exhaustive search, the Board strongly agrees that Kyle represents a new generation of leaders well‐suited to serve native Hawaiians as well as the entire Big Island community.”

“I am truly humbled by this opportunity and look forward to serving in my new role with humility and a strong sense of obligation toward perpetuating and strengthening the cultural, educational and economic assets of Keauhou,” said Chock.

He added, “Kamehameha’s primary mission of educating native Hawaiian children will be at the forefront of all strategic decisions that will be made at BHC and KIC. This is a tremendous responsibility we are deeply committed to in order to make a generational impact in the Hawaiian community.”

In his current role, Chock serves as the Executive Director of the Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP) representing the Hawaii Carpenters Union and signatory contractors throughout the State of Hawaii. Serving as a bridge between labor and management, Chock has been a driving force behind many of the most critical issues facing our state. Most notably, Chock spearheaded initiatives to foster economic development and jobs for local families.

Ron Taketa, Financial Secretary of the Hawaii Carpenters Union said, “Although we’re sad to lose Kyle, we’re proud of the significant accomplishments during his tenure at the Pacific Resource Partnership. Our respective organizations, the Carpenters Union and Kamehameha Schools, are both mission driven organizations committed to making Hawaii a better place. We wish Kyle and BHC all the best in continuing our shared vision for Hawaii and look forward to a long term partnership.”

Chock serves on numerous non‐profit and community boards including The Nature Conservancy Corporate Council for the Environment, Child and Family Services, the Lanakila Pacific Foundation, and the State Land Use Commission, to name a few. In 2010, Chock was recognized by Hawaii Business Magazine as “20 for the Next 20” Future Leaders of Hawaii.

Born and raised in Kalihi, O`ahu, Chock is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and St. Louis School. His passion for Hawaiian culture, art and music is reflected through his songwriting and hula. His composition “My Sweet Pikake Lei” was recorded by the Brothers Cazimero and nominated for a Na Hokuhanohano Song of the Year. Chock was also a member of the prestigious hula Halau Kawaili’ula under the direction of kumu hula Chinky Mahoe. Mr. Chock will assume his new position in January of 2011.

Keauhou Resort
Keauhou Resort, a 2,400–acre master‐planned resort community, is located five miles south of Kailua‐Kona. The resort now includes Keauhou Beach Resort, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, Kona Country Club, activities at Keauhou Bay, timeshare, residential and resort condominiums and single‐family residences.

Members of the Kamehameha Investment Corporation Board of Directors are: Micah Kane (Bishop Holdings Chairman of the Board and Trustee of Kamehameha Schools), Eric Yeaman (President and CEO of Hawaiian Telcom), William Mielcke (retired executive of Mauna Kea Resort), Alika Desha (VP Operations of Elilte Security Systems HI.), James Takamine (President of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union), J. Douglas Ing (Partner Watanabe Ing, LLP and Trustee of Kamehameha Schools), Dee Jay Mailer (Chief Executive Officer of Kamehameha Schools), Corbett Kalama (Exec. Vice President of First Hawaiian Bank and Trustee of Kamehameha Schools)

For further information contact:
Valery O’Brien, SCMD
Marketing Director
(808) 222-0795