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Governance

Board of Directors FY 2022 – FY 2024 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2024)
Elected by the property owners and tenants in the District, the Board of Directors is responsible for all financial and policy decisions governing the Waikiki Business Improvement District. The Board also oversees management of the services and programs outlined in the Waikiki District Plan.

Directors

Laurie N.S. Akau, Luxury Row at 2100 Kalakaua Avenue

Debi Bishop, Hilton Hawaii

Dylan Ching, TS Restaurants (Duke's Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki)

Michael Cox, Royal Hawaiian Center

Mark DeMello, Aqua-Aston Hospitality

Thomas Foti, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Matt Grauso, Highgate

Jason Ito, Kyo-ya Management Company Ltd.

Dave Kajihiro, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani & Westin Moana Surfrider

George Kam, Quiksilver

Paul Kosasa, ABC Stores

Alika Mau, Waikiki Shopping Plaza/Waikiki Business Plaza

Adam Morris, Bank of Hawai‘i

Irby Morvant, Jr., Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

Bruce Nakaoka, Queen Emma Land Company

Julie Plant, Honolulu Cookie Company

Michael Shaff, Outrigger Enterprises Group

Patricia Tam, Halekulani Corporation

Austin Tominaga, DFS Group LP, Hawaii/T Galleria Hawaii

 

Ex-Officio Members

Councilmember Tommy Waters, District 4, Honolulu City Council

Chief of Staff Samuel Moku, Office of the Mayor

Director Andrew Kawano, City & County of Honolulu Department of Budget and Fiscal Services

Director & Chief Engineer Dawn Szewczyk, P.E., City & County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance

Major Randall Platt, Honolulu Police Department

Robert Finley, Waikiki Neighborhood Board


Staff

Jennifer Nakayama, P.E., President and Executive Director

Robert Lee, Operations Manager

Suzanne Kirio, Program Coordinator


Contractors

Streetscape Maintenance (Malama Waikiki Crew):
Block by Block
Landscape Hawaii, Inc.

Hospitality/Safety Program (Aloha Ambassadors):
Block by Block

 

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