76th Annual Member Meeting Luncheon and Morning Seminar - Guest Speakers

(Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Craig Chong is president, CEO, trusted strategic advisor and executive coach of Fresh Leadership. He coaches leaders and teams in transition to produce extraordinary results by healing broken relationships and organizations by building trust, creating strategic clarity, and awakening individuals to discover their unique calling in this world. Craig does this by in a two-fold process: 1) coaching personal renewal the personal lives of his clients and 2) facilitating corporate transformation in organizations that they lead.

Craig is a protégé’ of Master Strategist Tom Paterson, whose strategic planning and Life Planning processes have been used at global companies such as IBM, Disney, McDonnell Douglas, Northrop Grumman, RCA, Estee Lauder & OtterBox. His extensive knowledge of the Paterson Processes, as well as his mastery credentials with the International Coach Federation Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara Master Coach, Sr. Birkman International Consultant, and NAVIX Exit Strategy Consultant have allowed him to become a trusted strategic advisor to dozens Hawaii & Pacific Rim CEO’s and Senior Executive teams of organizations from $5M to $2.5B in market valuation.

Craig takes great joy in serving in the community as a YMCA Metro, Board Member; Salvation Army of Hawaii, Past Board Chair; and in his Church Blue Water Mission. Craig is also married to Sandy and they raise two beautiful daughters Sophie & SaraAnne.

Art Gladstone has served as chief executive officer of Pali Momi Medical Center and Straub Medical Center since July 2015. He also serves as the chief nurse executive for Hawai‘i Pacific Health, a position he was appointed to in July 2004. In his leadership roles for Hawai‘i Pacific Health, he is focused on ensuring the organization’s mission to create a healthier Hawai‘i by placing greater emphasis on preventive health, which contributes to a healthier population and healthier state. He began his career with Hawai‘i Pacific Health in 1990 as a registered nurse at Pali Momi. He was promoted within the organization to various positions, including chief operating officer of Pali Momi in 2003, chief operating officer of Straub in 2004, and then chief executive officer of Straub in 2013.

Art is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business administration. An active member in the community, Art serves as chairman of InVision, LLC., and is a member of the board of directors for ʻAhahui Koa Ānuenue, Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i, Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i and University Health Alliance. He is also a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 award and the Healthcare Association of Hawai‘i’s Distinguished Service Award for Acute Care.

Art is an avid golfer and loyal sports fan, particularly of University of Hawai‘i Athletics. He has been a long-time season ticket holder for football and men’s basketball, and currently serves as president of the Rainbow Warrior Basketball Booster Club.

Warren H. Haruki is President & Chief Executive Officer of Grove Farm, the Kauai-based land development company. He is expanding the company’s focus on developing sustainable communities on Kauai, while also promoting sustainable energy, sustainable water, and sustainable food through diversified agriculture on Grove Farm’s 38,000 acres of land. He has held this position since February 2005.

Since May 2009, Mr. Haruki also is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc. (NYSE: MLP). MLP develops, sells, and manages 23,000 acres of residential, resort, commercial, and industrial real estate. MLP also manages retail, utility operations, and a nature preserve at the world-class Kapalua Resort on West Maui.

Mr. Haruki is a former president of GTE Hawaiian Tel and Verizon Hawaii, where he had a 26-year career with Hawaii’s largest telecommunications firm. He also served on the Boards of several telecommunications firms in the Asia Pacific region.

He serves on the boards of Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Company (a subsidiary of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance) and several privately held entities. In addition, he serves on the National Geographic International Council of Advisors. He is also a trustee and past Chairman of the Blood Bank of Hawaii, past trustee and Chair of the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust, and is a past chair of both the University of Hawaii Foundation and The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Mr. Haruki was born and raised on Kauai and is a graduate of Kapaa High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Peter Hirano is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Servco Pacific Inc. In this role, he oversees the Human Resources function for all of Servco’s global business entities. He is also the Executive Director of the Servco Foundation, the philanthropic division of Servco Pacific Inc.

Peter joined Servco in May 2017 and leads continuous efforts to improve the effectiveness of the Human Resources function at Servco. His primary focus is to increase the human capital support necessary to anticipate the ever-changing needs of the business and workforce environment.

With over 30 years of experience, Peter provides a wide breadth of knowledge that includes HR systems and processes, benefits, and talent management. He has held various senior leadership roles at Hewitt Associates (now Aon), KPMG Consulting, Accenture, and Randstad SourceRight.

Alan M. Oshima is president and chief executive officer of the Hawaiian Electric Company, IncUnder Alan’s leadership, Hawaiian Electric has accelerated its company-wide transformation initiative, reorganizing its processes to become more nimble, innovative and customer focused and building an employee culture that readily adapts to change. Hawaiian Electric has been nationally recognized for its progress in replacing fossil fuel generation with renewable resources. Alan first joined Hawaiian Electric in 2008 as a member of the board of directors. In 2011, he left the board to serve at HEI, Hawaiian Electric’s parent company, as executive vice president for corporate and community advancement and president of the HEI Charitable Foundation. He was named to his current position in 2014. Alan has been recognized by numerous professional and community organizations for his leadership and volunteerism, especially his work to improve public education. Alan received a degree in business administration from Northwestern University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He also served as a Supply Corps Officer with the U.S. Navy from 1969-1973.

Steve Petranik has been an editor and reporter for almost four decades and now is the editor of Hawaii Business. Before joining the magazine in 2009, he spent 18 years as an editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and five years at the Honolulu Advertiser. He’s reported from six countries on three continents and his stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.


Dr. Richard K. Pimentel, senior partner with Milt Wright & Associates, Inc. is a leading expert on practical issues in Leadership, Disability Inclusion, Disability Management, Overcoming Barriers, Crises and Change in the Workplace, Disabled Veterans Employment Opportunities, Job Retention, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act.

Richard was the co-author of all the original ADA materials for SHRM. He is the key author of the highly acclaimed and widely used Windmills: Changing the Perception of Ability training program designed to change the attitudes and behavior of supervisors who hire and promote employees.

A full-length MGM motion picture of his life story “Music Within” was released in theaters throughout the country in the fall 2007 and is now showing on Showtime.







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