Council Leadership

The Aloha Council is governed by a 60-member volunteer board of directors and supported by staff.

Meet our council’s “Key 3” leadership team:

Gordon Kagawa

Council President

Jeff Sulzbach

Scout Executive / CEO

Andrea Eshelman

Council Commissioner


 

The top volunteer position is our council president, is selected through a nominating committee process and elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a two-year term.

The president and board hire the Scout Executive, who guides and manages our council employees. The third member of the council “key 3” leadership team is the council commissioner, appointed by the board, who directs the volunteers that work directly with leaders of Scouting units to help them succeed.

To effectively administer Scouting, our council is divided into districts, primarily by geography, and the same council leadership pattern repeats. Each has a district chair, who leads the district committee; a district commissioner, who directs the unit commissioners; and is supported by a district executive, the staff member serving the assigned territory.

Voting members of the council consist of:

  • Representatives of each of the community organizations who sponsor (charter) Scouting groups
  • Volunteers serving as board members
  • Council officers
  • Members-at-large of the council

 

Volunteers & Staff

Council volunteers and staff fulfill various specialized functions including camp operations, training and advancement support, leadership/management of field staff as well as fundraising, budget and financial services.

Over 12,000 youth members are led and supported by more than 4,000 volunteers and 25 full-time paid staff, plus 20 part-time and nearly 50 seasonal (camp staff) employees.

 


Aloha Council Executive Board

President

Mr. Gordon E. Kagawa

Chairman and CEO

Occidental Underwriters of HI

Commissioner

Ms. Andrea Eshelman

Deputy Executive Director

HSTA

Treasurer

Mr. Dean Hirata

President

'ike Hawaii

Assistant Treasurer

Mr. Jason Nagai

Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

 

President-Elect, Vice President - Development

Mr. Michael Ching

Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

 

Immediate Past President

Mr. Barry Taniguchi

President

KTA Superstores

CEO/Secretary

Mr. Jeff Sulzbach

Scout Executive/CEO

Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America

Vice President-Relationships

Mr. Mark Benson

 

 

Vice President - Marketing

Mr. Jason K. Fujita

Vice President - Consumer Sales & Product Marketing

Hawaiian Telcom

Vice President - Legal

Mr. Jeffery Harris

Director

Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris

Vice President - Oahu

Mr. Michael H.Q.L. Lau

Partner

Morihara Lau & Fong LLP

 

Vice President - Programs

Ms. Yvette Maskrey

Hawaii District Manager

Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions

Vice President - Properties

Mr. Corey Matsuoka

Executive Vice President

SSFM International, Inc.

Vice President - Scoutreach

Mr. Ross R. Murakami

Partner

KMH, LLP

Honorary Member

Mr. William W. Paty, Jr.

Retired Trustee

Mark A Robinson Trust

Vice President - Membership

Mr. Marc Rousseau

Partner

Cades Schutte LLP

Vice President – Hawaii Island

Ms. Helen Shirota-Benevides

Retired DOE Educator

 

Vice President - Exploring

Ms. Robin Sparling

VP of In-Flight Services

Hawaiian Airlines

 

 

Vice President – Members-at-Large

Mr. Franklin M. Tokioka

Chairman Emeritus

Tradewind Capital Group, Inc

 

Directors

Mr. Vic Angoco

Sr. Vice President - Pacific

Matson, Inc.

 

Dr. Neal Atebara

Physician

Retina Center of Hawaii

 

Mr. Richard Blangiardi

General Manager

Hawaii News Now (KGMB-KHNL)

 

Mr. Kenneth Bunce

Retired Partner

KPMG LLP

 

Mr. Reginald Castanares

Business Manager Financial Secretary & Treasurer

Plumbers & Fitters Union Local 675

 

Mr. Erich Chen

Accenture

 

 

Mr. Colton Ching

Vice President, Energy Delivery

Hawaiian Electric

 

 

Mr. Newton J. Chu

Attorney at Law

Torkildson, Katz, Fonseca, Moore, Hetherington & Harris

 

Mr. Kenneth DeHoff

Retired Executive Director

Pacific Aviation Museum

 

 

Dr. John Henry Felix

Executive Chairman, COO, & CFO

HMAA

 

Mr. Dennis Francis

President & Publisher

Honolulu StarAdvertiser/Midweek

 

 

Mr. Leo Goeas

Financial Advisor

The Goeas Group of Raymond James

 

Mr. Jeffrey Grimmer

Vice President & Treasurer

First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd

 

 

 

Mr. Jason Haruki

Vice President & Senior Investment Officer

First Hawaiian Bank, Institutional Wealth Management

 

 

Mr. Eric Hashizume

VP Buildings

Hawaiian Dredging & Construction

 

 

Mr. Michael Hirai

Metaurus Advisors

 

Mr. Blake Isobe

Principal

N&K CPA's, Inc.

 

Mr. Robert Jones

President

Triple J. Enterprises, Inc.

 

Mr. Stephen Kelly

Vice President - Development

James Campbell Company LLC

 

Dr. Thomas S. Kosasa

Physician

 

 

Mr. Gabriel Lee

EVP Commercial Markets

American Savings

 

Dr. Ronald Ling

Retired Optometrist

 

 

Mr. Arnold Martines

Executive Vice President

Central Pacific Bank

 

Ms. Ashlee Matsui

Director of Construction Operations

SAH, Inc./Savio Group

 

Mr. Robert S. McEldowney

Owner

Applied Safety Management

 

 

Ms. Lauren Nahme

VP of Strategy and Innovation

Kamehameha Schools, Strategy & Innovation Group

 

Mr. Myron Nakata

Founder

LeiHut.com

 

 

Ms. Lisa Sakamoto

Diocesan Finance Officer

Roman Catholic Church

 

Mr. Matthew Sasaki

Director of Strategic Initiatives

HMSA

 

Mr. Wesley R. Segawa

Principal

Wesley R. Segawa & Associates, Ltd

 

LtGen Henry C. Stackpole

Retired Lieutenant General, USMC

 

Ms. Tracy Tonaki

Senior Vice President Development

D R Horton

 

Ms. Jean Tsukamoto

 

 

 

Mr. Russell Watanabe

President

Watanabe Floral

 

Mr. Bennett Wo

Vice President

C.S. Wo & Sons, Ltd.

 

Mr. Darryl Wong

President

Imperial Associates Ltd

 

Mr. Scott Yoshihara

Senior Vice President & Regional Manager

Bank of Hawaii

 

 

Mr. Daniel E. Zettle

Vice President & Managing Director Hawaiian Islands / Alaska

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