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Lance Wilhelm Named New Trustee

Aloha Kākou,

Please join us in welcoming Lance Wilhelm, who was selected today as Kamehameha Schools’ newest trustee by the state Probate Court. Mr. Wilhelm replaces Trustee Diane Plotts, effective January 1, 2012.

Our new trustee brings valuable experience in asset stewardship and business and organizational oversight. Throughout his career, Mr. Wilhelm has gained a broad understanding and appreciation for the art of working within a large, nationwide, multi-billion-dollar organization.

Upon learning of his appointment, Lance shared, “I am humbled and honored to be asked to serve Kamehameha in this capacity. While the work ahead is sure to be challenging, I am excited, energized and eager to work with everyone throughout our Kamehameha ‘Ohana.”

Mr. Wilhelm is Sr. Vice President and Hawai‘i Area Manager for Kiewit Building Group Inc. With 23 years with the Kiewit family, he has held virtually every line position in the company, from estimator and superintendant to project manager and business manager. As its Sr. Vice President and Area Manager, Mr. Wilhelm has ultimate responsibility for the financial and operational performance of the Kiewit Building Group Inc. Hawai‘i area office in addition to operational oversight for all Kiewit Building Group Inc. construction projects, marketing, business development, contract negotiations, labor relations, personnel development, legal and contract administration and corporate philanthropic oversight.

Mr. Wilhelm’s kuleana has translated into many roles in community and trade organizations as well. He is currently Vice President for the General Contractors Labor Association and the West O‘ahu Economic Development Association. He recently served as Chair for the 2011March of Dimes’ March for Babies campaign and is a Board Member for Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA of Honolulu and the University of Hawai’i Foundation. Wilhelm is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a 1983 graduate of Kamehameha Schools.

As we welcome Mr. Wilhelm, we restate our deep mahalo for all that Trustee Plotts has brought to Kamehameha Schools over the last decade. Her knowledge and wisdom has carried us through the best and toughest of times. We are grateful for her unwavering commitment and aloha to Kamehameha Schools, its mission and the keiki and families we serve. Information regarding an investiture ceremony for Trustee-select Wilhelm will be shared once plans are in place.

Me ka ‘oia‘i‘o,

J. Douglas Ing, Chair
Micah A. Kāne
Janeen-Ann Ahulani Olds
Corbett A.K. Kalama

Dee Jay Mailer, CEO