Last year’s cohort includes an Olympic gold medalist and someone who worked two jobs and has since added a third.
From left to right: Khara Jabole-Carolus, Carissa Moore, Vincent Kimura, Kuhio Lewis
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

Neill Char

Then and now: Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking Group – First Hawaiian Bank

Jamie Cheng

Then: Director of Business Operations, American Savings Bank

Now: Director of Banking Operations, American Savings Bank

Makena Coffman

Then and now: Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Resilience, UH Mānoa

Ruth Ericson

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

Danya Hakim

Then and now: Managing Director, Portfolio at Elemental Excelerator

Josie Howard

Then and now: CEO, We Are Oceania

Rachel James

Then and now: Attorney, Hawaii Public Utilities Commission

Doug Johnston

Then and now: President, Howard Hughes Corp.

Summer Kaiawe

Then and now: Lawyer and Partner, Watanabe Ing

Vincent Kimura

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

Aki Marceau

Then and now: Director of Transportation Electrification, Hawaiian Electric Co.

Carissa Moore

Then: world champion surfer

Now: World champion surfer and Olympic gold medalist

Jessica Munoz

Then and now: President, Ho’ōla Nā Pua

Nathan Saint Claire

Then and now: Principal, AHL

Aaron Schorn

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

Jon Teraizumi

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.