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Darrel R. Hoke
Executive Vice President of Administration

Darrel Hoke was named executive vice president of Administration for Kamehameha Schools in April 2015.

Hoke is charged with ensuring that KS operates as a high-performing Native Hawaiian organization as it strives to reach the goals of its 2020 Strategic Plan.  His group oversees Human Resources, Information Technology, Education Operations and Facilities Development and Support.

Prior to being named executive VP, Hoke was Kamehameha’s director of Internal Audit since July 2002. In that capacity, he helped KS trustees carry out their fiduciary responsibilities through independent objective assurance, and consulting support.

During his 13-year stint as Internal Audit director, he gained an in-depth understanding of the operations, policies, and practices that support Kamehameha’s endowment portfolio of financial assets and commercial real estate.

He also gained extensive knowledge of the framework of KS’ operating budget that supports three K-12 campuses, 30 preschools, multiple community education programs and collaborations, and a spectrum of administrative functions.

Hoke also brings with him more than 14 years of experience in the public accounting and finance industries.  Prior to coming to Kamehameha, he was an audit manager at Ernst & Young followed by senior vice president at the Bank of Hawaii overseeing budgeting, cost accounting and risk-based management reporting.

Hoke earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Seattle University and is a certified public accountant. He is a graduate of St. Louis School and currently serves as a St. Louis School trustee and as a director of the school’s alumni association.