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 Corey Matsuoka

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. Corey Matsuoka

  Executive Vice President

  SSFM International, Inc.  


  Ms. Andrea Eshelman

  Deputy Executive Director  



  Mr. Dean Hirata  


  'ike Hawaii

  Assistant Treasurer       

  Mr. Jason Nagai


  Ernst & Young LLP

  Co-Vice President - Marketing & Development

  Ms. Jean Tsukamoto

  Retired Certified Public Accountant


 Immediate Past President

Mr. Michael Ching

Partner, Assurance Services

Ernst & Young LLP


  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

 Co-Vice President - Marketing & Development

  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 - Hawaii Island       

Mr. Newton J. Chu

Attorney at Law

Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek

  Vice President - Programs  

  Ms. Yvette Maskrey 

  Hawaii District Manager

  Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions


Vice President - Maui     

  Ms. Ellen Loucks

  Manager, Walter Vorfeld & Associates


Past President     

  Mr. Gordon Kagawa


  Occidental Underwriters







Mr. Vic Angoco

Sr. Vice President - Pacific

Matson, Inc.

Dr. Neal Atebara


Retina Center of Hawaii

Mr. Robert Borek

Pacific Wealth Management

Mr. Erich Chen



Mr. Colton Ching

Vice President, Energy Delivery

Hawaiian Electric

Mr. Michael Ching


Ernst & Young LLP

Dr. John Henry Felix



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. Brian Kakihara



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

Mr. Declan McCarthy


Mr. Robert S. McEldowney


Applied Safety Managment 

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.

Ms. Kimi Takazawa



Mr. Bennett Wo

Vice President 

C.S. Wo & Sons, Ltd.

Mr. Darryl Wong


Imperial Associates Ltd.

Mr. Scott Yoshihara

Senior Vice President & Regional Manager 

Bank of Hawaii

Mr. Daniel Zettle

Vice President & Managing Director Hawaiian Islands/Alaska

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