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How we help

TRUE creates a pathway for businesses to accelerate their adoption of technology. As a result, local organizations succeed, Hawaiʻi’s economy becomes more diversified and sustainable, and Hawaiʻi becomes a place where all residents can thrive. In essence, TRUE helps cultivate a thriving Hawaiʻi through collaboration and the sharing of technology solutions.

Who we are

TRUE is a nonprofit made up of a committee composed of a diverse group of change agents that serve as leaders in their industries and community.

Leadership

Paul Yonamine

Paul Yonamine

Executive Chairman

Central Pacific Bank

Peter Dames

Peter Dames

Executive Vice President

Servco Pacific Inc.

Leilani Farinas

Leilani Farinas

Executive Director

TRUE

Advisory Board

Christine Sakuda

Christine Sakuda

Executive Director

Transform Hawaiʻi Government

Kelly Ueoka

Kelly Ueoka

President

Pacxa

Deena Tearney

Deena Tearney

Founder & CEO

Pacific Point, Inc.

Len Higashi

Len Higashi

Acting Executive Director

HTDC

Edward Ontai

Edward Ontai

President

DataHouse Consulting

Committee

Bart Beavers

Bart Beavers

Business Dev Manager

NEC Americas

Harold Moscho

Harold Moscho

VP & CIO

The Queen’s Medical Center

Jonah Kaneshiro

Jonah Kaneshiro

Director, Customer Strategy

American Savings Bank

Mike McCartney

Mike McCartney

Director, DBEDT

State of Hawaiʻi

Tom Nishihata

Tom Nishihata

Managing Executive Officer

Japan Airlines

Douglas Murdock

Douglas Murdock

Chief Information Officer

State of Hawaiʻi

Jennifer Chun

Jennifer Chun

Director, Tourism Research

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority

Manny Edmondson

Manny Edmondson

EVP & CTO

Central Pacific Bank

Rick Hopfer

Rick Hopfer

SVP & CIO

HMSA

Vassilis Syrmos

Vassilis Syrmos

VP, Research & Innovation

University of Hawai’i

Ed Barnabas

Ed Barnabas

Principal/Director, PACRIM

Booz Allen Hamilton

Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker

SVP & General Counsel

HMSA

Marcus Yano

Marcus Yano

Executive Director

Hawaiian Telcom, CBTS

Steve Robertson

Steve Robertson

EVP & CIO

Hawaii Pacific Health

Eric Heenan

Eric Heenan

Founder & President

Alakaʻi Executive Search

John Jacobi

John Jacobi

VP, Information Technology

Hawaiian Airlines

Michelle Cheung

Michelle Cheung

Executive Director

TRUE Initiative

Takaho Iwasaki

Takaho Iwasaki

Founder & CEO

Maji Connection

Supported by

TRUE is generously supported by several companies from a variety of sectors and together, their support enhances TRUE’s long-term value to its community.

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