Executive MBA Students Kick Off Their First Semester at Residence Weekend

Executive MBA Students Kick Off Their First Semester at Residence Weekend

Students of the 21st Executive MBA (EMBA) cohort came together to kick off their first semester at Shidler with an intensive five-day Residence Weekend at Turtle Bay Resort.

Held on August 17 - 21, Residence Weekend consisted of day and evening classes that were geared to enhance class cohesion and identity among participants. The curriculum also helped the students to focus on their initial course work and was structured around a variety of critical management issues facing today's business executives.

This year's Executive MBA class is made up of 35 outstanding business professionals representing many of Hawai‘i's top public and private organizations. Below, we are proud to present the members of EMBA 21.

  • Claudia Avila-Martín, Program Manager, Avimar Development Group
  • Emily Bertino, Executive Sales Manager, Bloomingdale's
  • Alexander Burns, Head of Sales, Grace Pacific
  • Matthew Chang, Project Analyst, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Tony Chen, Physical Therapist, CareResource Hawaii
  • Frederick Cobb-Adams, Oʻahu Senior Director, CE&R, Kamehameha Schools
  • Grace Cogar, Junior Analyst, CACI, Inc.
  • Travis Counsell, Events Director, Hawaii Bicycling League
  • Jaimelynne Cruz, Educator/Real Estate Investor, Johns Hopkins University
  • Andrew Druetzler, Project Manager, RCUH
  • Richard Forensky, U.S. Armed Forces
  • David Harlan, Logistics Officer, U.S. Army
  • David Hayashida, Submarine Squadron One Assistant Quality Assurance Officer/Departure From Specification Coordinator, NTT Data Services Federal Government, Inc.
  • Jumar Holston, Controls Engineer, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Kisan Jo, VP/CFO, Prince Resorts Hawaii
  • Matthew Kodama, Commercial Property Specialist, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Lauren Laessig, Department Head, U.S. Navy
  • Charles Lauritsen, Senior Manager, Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jennifer Lindsey, Senior Adminstrator - Financial Reporting & Analysis, Hawaii Gas
  • Kristian Lipumano, Customer Service Representative, First Hawaiian Bank
  • Walton Lum, Account Executive, Hawaii National Bank
  • Christopher McClain, Senior Service Representative, Premier Eye Care
  • Katrina-Ann Oliveira, Professor, UH Manoa
  • Jessica Sablan, Business Analyst, HMSA
  • Leschon Serrano, Senior Project Manager, Hawaiian Airlines
  • Cedric Strong, Internal Medicine, Pali Momi
  • Kaley Tengan, Financial Program Administrator, AECOM
  • Caitlyn Thorpe, Research Engineer, United Technologies Research Center
  • Richard Tran, Relationship Officer, Hawaii National Bank
  • Eric Tsai, Analyst, Bank of Hawaii
  • Frank von Fahnestock, IPA Assignee, Battelle
  • William Vyoral, Officer in Charge, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Lee Wang, Realtor, Locations
  • Trisha Ann Yamato, Senior Auditor, Bank of Hawaii
  • Kay Yasufuku Tam, Administrative Services Manager, Hawaii State Legislature