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Darren Pai named KS Director of Strategic Communications

HONOLULU (February 26, 2020) – Darren Pai has been named Director of Strategic Communications for Kamehameha Schools (KS).

In partnership with leadership from across the organization, Pai is responsible for driving strategic communications efforts that promote, protect and enhance the KS brand with key stakeholders critical to Kamehameha’s continued success.

“Darren is a proven leader with deep experience as a journalist and in organizational communications,” said KS Vice President of Communications Kevin Cockett. “His knowledge and understanding of communities throughout Hawaiʻi will enable him to make great contributions to our work.”

“I feel extremely fortunate to join an organization that is part of the fabric of this community and does so much for Hawaiʻi,” said Pai, who began his role in January.  “I’m excited to join such a talented team of communicators who are committed to helping Kamehameha Schools achieve our vision of a thriving lāhui.”  

Prior to joining Kamehameha Schools, Pai served as Director of Corporate Communications for real estate company Alexander & Baldwin. From 2007 through 2017, he held senior communications positions at Hawaiian Electric Company.

Before entering corporate communications, Pai worked as a news reporter for over a decade at media outlets including KHNL-TV, The Honolulu Advertiser, USA Today and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.

Pai holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


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