Search Begins for New Kamehameha Schools Trustee: Deadline for Applications is May 18, 2012

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REPORT FROM KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS – The search is on for an important position at Kamehameha Schools. Applicants are invited to apply for the trustee position to replace Chairman J. Douglas Ing, who ends his term in June 2012. In addition to Ing, the current Board of Trustees includes Vice Chairman Micah A. Kane, Secretary/Treasurer Janeen-Ann Ahulani Olds, and Trustees Corbett A.K. Kalama and Lance Keawe Wilhelm.

The Trustee Screening Committee is looking for an active leader within the community with a deep sense of commitment and the ability to ensure Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s vision and legacy will continue.


Candidates must possess demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas:
business administration; finance and investment; strategic planning and policy setting; or areas of interest to Kamehameha Schools, including education, law or governance. The maximum compensation for trustee members is $124,500 annually. The maximum compensation for the chairman is $164,500 annually.

The ideal candidate must possess a recognized reputation of integrity and good character; consistent and active leadership in the community with specific emphasis on issues impacting the well-being of the people of Hawai’i; history of success in business, finance or related areas; a formal education; outstanding personal traits including Hawaiian values; and willingness and sincerity to uphold the purposes of the Kamehameha Schools. The capacity to fulfill the responsibilities of a fiduciary under trust law is a must.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and a statement on their view of the role of a trustee; their vision, goals and objectives for the trust estate; and what they would do to attain those goals. Nominations should be submitted to Trustee Screening Committee, c/o Inkinen & Associates, 1003 Bishop Street Suite 477, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96813. Applications can also be faxed to (808) 521-2380 or emailed to The deadline is May 18, 2012.

The Trustee Screening Committee, made up of seven volunteer community members, comprises: Richard Coons; Wendy B. Crabb; George “Keoki” Freeland; Cheryl L. Ka’uhane Lupenui; Benjamin M. Matsubara, Esq.; Wesley Park; and Michael E. Rawlins.

The Trustee Screening Committee will present a list of three candidates to the Probate Court. From that list, the Court will name the new trustee. The appointee would qualify for a five-year term and could be eligible for an additional five-year term, to be determined by the Court.

Kamehameha Schools is a private, educational, charitable trust founded and endowed by the legacy of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. Kamehameha Schools operates a statewide educational system enrolling more than 5,500 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O’ahu, Maui and Hawai’i and nearly 1,500 students at 30 preschool sites statewide. Thousands of additional Hawaiian learners are also being served through a range of other Kamehameha Schools outreach programs, community collaborations and financial aid opportunities in Hawai’i and across the continental United States.

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