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January 7, 2020

John Komeiji named KS general counsel and vice president

John Komeiji has been named general counsel and vice president for Kamehameha Schools. Komeiji will start with KS on February 18, and he succeeds Eric Sonnenberg, who retired last September.

October 3, 2019

Crystal Busey named senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being

Crystal Busey has been selected as KS’ senior director of Enterprise Safety & Student Well-Being. She will work with education leaders to manage and maintain the comprehensive KS Student Safety and Well-Being framework.

September 25, 2019

Serge Krivatsy selected as director of planning & development

Serge Krivatsy has been named director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He grew up in Hawai‘i and has been active in the local real estate market since 1991.

September 24, 2019

Jonathan “Duff” Janus named director of planning & development

Jonathan “Duff” Janus has been selected as director of planning & development within KS’ Commercial Real Estate Division. He was raised in Hawai‘i, and recently served as a director on Alexander & Baldwin’s investment team.

September 11, 2019

Shelli Kim named po‘o kula for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi ʻo Kamehameha

Shelli Kim has been named po‘o kula (head of school) for Nā Kula Kamaliʻi – KS preschools – after serving as interim po‘o kula.

September 9, 2019

Donohue named chief investment officer for KS

Timothy M. Donohue has been selected as KS’ Chief Investment Officer tasked with managing the organization’s $8.2 billion Financial Assets portfolio.

April 29, 2019

Kamehameha Schools names Elizabeth Cawrey Director of Internal Audit

Elizabeth Cawrey has been named director of Internal Audit for Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha’s Internal Audit Department reports to and is accountable for assisting the Board of Trustees in the effective execution of their fiduciary responsibilities through independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of KS’ risk management, internal control and governance processes.

April 4, 2019

Deuchar named senior director of planning and development

Chris Deuchar has been named senior director of planning and development for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division (CRED).

February 26, 2019

KS Kapālama welcomes three new po‘o kumu

Kamehameha Schools has appointed new elementary, middle and high school po‘o kumu (principals) to its Kapālama campus, following a nationwide search and vetting process.

November 15, 2018

KS promotes Fujimoto to leasing director

As director of leasing for Kamehameha Schools’ Commercial Real Estate Division portfolio of space-leased assets, Haunani Fujimoto will focus on driving the financial performance of the organization’s commercial assets.

September 14, 2017

Greenwell named senior director of Portfolio Strategy and Finance

Kevin Greenwell will help ensure the achievement of appropriate risk-adjusted returns within KS’ 1,500 acres of the commercial real estate portfolio.

June 20, 2017

Imanaka named KS director of Communications

Kevin Imanaka has been hired as the new KS director of Communications. Imanaka replaces Kekoa Paulsen, who has moved into a new position with the Communications Group as senior consultant for executive communications.

October 17, 2016

Kealaiki named ʻEwa Regional Director

Nālani Blane Kealaiki oversees O‘ahu’s ‘Ewa region spanning from the Kahauiki ahupua‘a (bordering the ‘ewa end of Kalihi) through the Honouliuli ahupua‘a (bordering Nānākuli).

June 21, 2016

Green is named director of Enterprise Finance

Adam Green's kuleana includes analyzing KS’ endowment resources and developing financial strategies to support the success of Native Hawaiian learners.

March 11, 2016

Leary is named KS Kapālama operations director

Former New York University Executive VP of Operations Alison Leary has returned to Hawaiʻi to serve as director of operations at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.

January 11, 2016

Abad is named director of Network of Native Hawaiian Schools

Abad will work with schools to design and develop a network that advances culture-based education.

December 16, 2015

Nahale-a is named senior director of regional strategies for Hawaiʻi island

Former Laupahoehoe Public Charter School Director Alapaki Nahale-a will ensure that KS resources are maximized.

August 18, 2015

Clevenger named Director of Internal Audit

The KS alum has a proven track record of working with large, complex organizations in a variety of industries, including Fortune 500 companies.

June 10, 2015

Scott Topping named Executive VP of Finance

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong has named Scott Topping as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 10, 2015.

May 12, 2015

KS Hawai‘i Po‘o Kula named to new Executive VP of Education post

CEO Jack Wong has named Dr. Robert Holoua Stender as the new Executive Vice President of Education, a position responsible for leading Kamehameha Schools’ educational programs, including preschools, K-12 campuses, community education, and Hoʻokahua.

April 17, 2015

Kā‘eo Duarte named VP of Community Engagement and Resources

Vice President of Community Engagement and Resources Kā‘eo Duarte will oversee a new operating group emerging specifically as a result of Kamehameha’s strategic plan – SP2020.

April 17, 2015

Darrel Hoke named Executive VP of Administration

Darrel R. Hoke has been named Kamehameha Schools’ Executive Vice President of Administration, and is charged with the strategic focus of helping to move all of KS towards the goal of operating as a high performing Native Hawaiian Organization.

April 17, 2015

Lauren Nahme named VP of Strategy and Innovation

Lauren Nahme brings seasoned expertise, deep passion for the children Kamehameha serves and a clear understanding of KS’ visioning and strategic planning processes to the executive team.

April 17, 2015

Kevin Cockett named VP of Communications

Vice President of Communications and Chief Communications Officer Kevin N. Cockett joins Kamehameha Schools in June 2015. He is a 1984 graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and a 23-year veteran of the communications profession.

April 17, 2015

CEO names four new executives

Kamehameha Schools CEO Jack Wong today named four new leaders who will join his executive team in the next few weeks. Each brings strategic and innovative thinking to the leadership team, as well as substantial insight and career experience with Kamehameha’s educational mission and Native Hawaiian and Christian foundations.

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