Pacific Century Fellows picks 30 for new class


POSTED: Friday, May 08, 2009

The Pacific Century Fellows Program, designed to develop strong island leaders, has selected its 11th class of fellows, made up of 30 men and women.

Modeled after the White House Fellows Program and founded by Mayor Mufi Hannemann, selections are based on educational background, current career achievements, community involvement, communication skills and strength of character.

From Oahu, Fellows are Mark Arimoto, assistant general counsel, Hawaiian Airlines Inc.; Stacy Armstrong, project coordinator, R.M. Towill Corp.; Christopher “;Chris”; Bennett, associate, Watanabe Ing LLP; James “;Jimmy”; Bennett, financial adviser, Morgan Stanley; Lt. Col. Glen Butler, director of operations and training, Marine Corps Base Hawaii;

Ashley Ching, senior consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton; James Duca, business development consultant; Ian Fitz-Patrick, financial adviser/wealth management, Merrill Lynch; Benjamin “;Ben”; Godsey, president of finance and operations, ProService Hawaii;

Michael Ka'eo Gouveia, chief executive officer and general manager, Ho'ala Landscape & Maintenance/Ko Olina Landscape & Maintenance; Jayson Harper, creative director, PacificBasin Communications; Mark Higa, principal, WCIT Architecture; Bruce Jenkins, branch chief of readiness, plans and exercise, U.S. Pacific Command;

D. Kawika Kane, associate director of university outreach, Argosy University, Hawaii; Katherine “;Kathy”; Kealoha, director, State of Hawaii Office of Environmental Quality Control; Leesa Kim, assistant vice president, First Hawaiian Bank; Leigh Kincaid, program managing director, Teach for America Hawaii;

Alison Kunishige, associate, Yamamoto & Settle LLLC; Jonagustine “;Jon”; Lim, president and founder; Lim Pacific Inc.; Amy Madsen, school liaison, Marine Corps Base Hawaii; Duane Miyashiro, partner, Carlsmith Ball LLP; Brad Nicolai, vice president and general manager, JN Automotive Group;

Jon Nouchi, service development manager, Oahu Transit Services Inc.; Gladys Ann Quinto, planner, Group 70 International Inc.; Ian Santee, paramedic training coordinator, City and County of Honolulu, Emergency Services Department; Alan Schlissel, senior manager, KMH LLP; Joshua “;Josh”; Stanbro, program director for environment and sustainability, Hawaii Community Foundation; and Tal Ziv, vice president of commercial operations, Sopogy Inc.

From Hawaii County are Leslie Ka'iu Kimura, associate director, 'Imiloa Astronomy Center; and Jesse Ebersole, firefighter/para-medic, Hawaii County Fire Department.