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:

President, Board of Directors Mike Ching

Scout Executive/CEO Jesse Lopez

Council Commissioner Andrea Eshelman

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



Aloha Council Executive Board


  Mr. Michael Ching


  Ernst & Young LLP   


  Ms. Andrea Eshelman

  Deputy Executive Director  



  Mr. Dean Hirata  


  'ike Hawaii

  Assistant Treasurer       

  Mr. Jason Nagai


  Ernst & Young LLP

  Vice President - Development      

  Ms. Jean Tsukamoto


  Immediate Past President     

  Mr. Gordon Kagawa


  Occidental Underwriters


  Mr. Jesse Lopez

  Scout Executive/CEO

  Aloha Council, Boy Scouts   of America

 Vice President - Members-at-Large     

  Mr. Franklin M. Tokioka

  Chairman Emeritus

  Tradewind Capital Group, Inc

 Vice President - Marketing                       

  Mr. Jason K. Fujita

  Vice President - Consumer Sales & Product Marketing

  Hawaiian Telcom

 Vice President - Legal     

  Mr. Jeffrey Harris


  Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek

  Vice President - Oahu      

  Mr. Michael H.Q.L. Lau  


  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



 Vice President - Membership

  Mr. Marc Rousseau


  Cades Shuttle LLP

  Vice President - Hawaii Island       

  Ms. Helen Shirota-Benevides

  Retired DOE Educator







Mr. Vic Angoco

Sr. Vice President - Pacific

Matson, Inc.

Dr. Neal Atebara


Retina Center of Hawaii

Mr. Richard Blangiardi

General Manager

Hawaii News Now (KGMB-KHNL)

Mr. Kenneth Bunce

Retired Partner


Mr. Reginald Castanaress

Business Manager Financial Secretary & Treasurer

Plumbers & Fitters Union Local 675

Mr. Erich Chen



Mr. Colton Ching

Vice President, Energy Delivery

Hawaiian Electric

Mr. Newton J. Chu

Attorney at Law

Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek

Mr. VKenneth DeHoff

Retired Executive Director

Pacific Aviation Museum

Dr. John Henry felix

Executive Chairman, COO & CFO


Mr. Dennis Francis

President & publisher

Honolulu Star-Advertiser/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 Managment

Mr. Eric Hashizume

VP Buildings

Hawaiian Dredging & Construction

Mr. Michael Hirai


Metaurus Advisors

Mr. Blake Isobe


N&K CPA's, Inc.

Mr. Robert Jones


Triple J. Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Stephen Kelly

Vice President - Development

James Campbell Company LLC

Mr. Thomas S. Kosasa



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


Applied Safety Managment 

Mr. Scott Yoshihara

Senior Vice President & Regional Manager 

Bank of Hawaii

Mr. Myron Nakata



Ms. Lisa Sakamoto

Diocesan Finance Officer

Roman Catholic Church

Mr. Matthew Sasaki

Director of Strategic Inititiaves 


Mr. Wesley R. Segawa


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


Watanabe Floral

Mr. Bennett Wo

Vice President 

C.S. Wo & Sons, Ltd.

Mr. Darryl Wong


Imperial Associates Ltd.