Last year’s cohort includes an Olympic gold medalist and someone who worked two jobs and has since added a third.
Sondra Leiggi Brandon
Then and now: Director of Behavioral Health, Queen’s Health Systems
Khara Jabola Carolus
Then and now: Executive Director, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women
Then and now: Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking Group – First Hawaiian Bank
Then: Director of Business Operations, American Savings Bank
Now: Director of Banking Operations, American Savings Bank
Then and now: Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Resilience, UH Mānoa
Then: Executive Vice President of E-Commerce and Marketing Operations, Bank of Hawaii
Now: Senior Executive Vice President of E-Commerce and Marketing Operations, Bank of Hawaii
Then and now: Managing Director, Portfolio at Elemental Excelerator
Then and now: CEO, We Are Oceania
Then and now: Attorney, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission
Then and now: President, Howard Hughes Corp.
Then and now: Lawyer and Partner, Watanabe Ing
Then: Founder and CEO, Smart Yields
Now: Director of Programs and Partnerships at UH Office of Innovation and Commercialization
Joe Kūhiō Lewis
Then and now: President and CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Then and now: Director of Transportation Electrification, Hawaiian Electric Co.
Then: world champion surfer
Now: World champion surfer and Olympic gold medalist
Then and now: President, Ho’ōla Nā Pua
Nathan Saint Claire
Then and now: Principal, AHL
Then: Capstone Coordinator, Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, and Director, Nalukai Academy Startup Camp
Now: Capstone Coordinator, Hawai’i Preparatory Academy; Director, Nalukai Academy Startup Camp; and Community and Growth Manager, Unrulr
Then and now: Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer, Central Pacific Bank
Then and now: Director, BlackSand Capital
Learn more about this cohort when we released 20 for the Next 20 in March 2021.