Kamehameha trustee is sought to complete term of new HEI chief
The search has begun for Kamehameha Schools' latest trustee to fill the remaining term of Constance Lau, chief executive of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.
A trustee screening committee of seven volunteers will present a list of three candidates to the Probate Court, which will then select a trustee to serve the remainder of Lau's five-year term, through June 30, 2008, according to an announcement yesterday.
The trustee replacing Lau is eligible for reappointment, with the Probate Court's approval, to additional five-year terms.
In February it was announced that Lau, who has served as a Kamehameha trustee since 1999, would take over as Hawaiian Electric's chief executive, director and president as of May 2.
At the time of the announcement, Lau said she would wait for the appointment of her successor at Kamehameha before stepping down.
The screening committee "is looking for active leaders within the community with a deep sense of commitment" to the vision of Kamehameha's founder, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, according to its statement.
It said the "ideal candidate" must have an understanding of Hawaiian values in addition to "demonstrated expertise in business administration, finance and investment, strategic planning and policy setting."
The selection committee includes Robert Alm, Dr. Claire Asam, George Freeland, Francis Keala, Melody MacKenzie, Benjamin Matsubara and Michael Rawlins.
Candidates should submit a resume and statement by Sept. 30 explaining "their vision, goals and objectives" for the estate and how the candidate, as a trustee, "would attain those goals."
Nominations should be submitted to Trustee Screening Committee, c/o Inkinen & Associates, 1001 Bishop St., Pauahi Tower, Suite 477, Honolulu, HI 96813. Applications may also be faxed to 521-2380 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.