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Probate Court Seeks Applicants for New Kamehameha Schools

Kamehameha Schools

A Trustee Screening Committee, which was appointed by the Probate Court, is assisting in the selection of a new Kamehameha Schools trustee. The new trustee will replace Trustee Diane Plotts, who ends her term in June 2011. In addition to Plotts, the current Board of Trustees includes Chairman Corbett Kalama, Vice Chairman J. Douglas Ing, Secretary/Treasurer Micah Kane, and Trustee Janeen-Ann Ahulani Olds.

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.

The committee is looking for active leaders within the community with a deep sense of commitment and the ability to ensure Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop’s vision and legacy continue to be perpetuated.

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 ideal candidate must possess a recognized reputation of integrity and good character; the capacity to fulfill the responsibilities of a fiduciary under trust law; and respect for and from the community; 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 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. Each trustee currently receives an annual compensation of $122,000. The chairperson receives $158,000.

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, HI 96813. Applications can also be faxed to (808) 521-2380 or emailed to jobs@inkinen.com. The deadline is June 10, 2011.

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 6,700 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i and at 31 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.

For more information, please visit www.inkinen.com.


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