About Us


MOVE OAHU FORWARD is a non-partisan coalition of Hawaii business and community leaders whose mission is to support initiatives that improve mobility and quality of life in ways that also strengthen the economy and manage future growth while protecting the island’s unique environment and way of life. We believe that Honolulu’s rail transit project accomplishes that.

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Stanford Carr (Chair) 
Stanford Carr Development

Todd Apo
Vice President of Community Development
Howard Hughes Corporation

Bob Beadle
Program Director
Hitachi Rail Honolulu JV

Todd Boulanger
Executive Director
BikeShare Hawaii

Ron Brandvold
Public Relations Officer
Easter Seals Hawaii

Carleton Ching
Director of Land Development
University of Hawaii

Meredith Ching
Sr. Vice President, Govt. & Community Relations
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

Kathleen Chu
KCS Consulting

Steve Colón
President – Hawaii Division
Hunt Development Group

Matt Cox
President & CEO
Matson, Inc. 

Rick Egged
Waikiki Improvement Association

Mark Garrity
Urban Pacific Consulting LLC

Robert Harrison
President & CEO
First Hawaiian Bank

Peter Ho
Chairman, Present & CEO
Bank of Hawaii

Dan Howell
Project Director
Shimmick/Traylor/Granite Joint Venture

Mike Iosua
Board Member
Aloha Stadium Authority

Gary Kai
Executive Director
Hawaii Business Roundtable

Steve Kelly
Vice President
James Campbell Company LLC

Stafford Kiguchi
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Government Relations
Bank of Hawaii

Dexter Kubota
Vice President
Bowers + Kubota

Ryan Kusumoto
President & CEO
Parents and Children Together

Gerry Majkut
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, LLC

Ernie Martin
Sullivan Meheula Lee

Abbey Mayer
Project Management

Wyeth Matsubara
Vice President
Nan, Inc.

Tom McCabe
HDR Engineering, Inc.

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO
Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

John Monis
Executive Director
Hawaii Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund

Kurt Murao
Vice Preisdent - Legal & Administration and Corporate Secretary
Hawaiian Electric Industries

Alan Oshima
President & CEO
Hawaiian Electric Industries

Randy Perreira
President & CEO
Hawaii Government Employees Association

Heather Piper
Executive Director
Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation

John Quinn
Chief Financial Officer
Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc.

David Rae
James Campbell Company LLC

Harry Saunders
Castle & Cooke

Jeff Shonka
President & CEO
First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Karen Tan
President & CEO
Child & Family Service

David Tanoue
Vice President & Department Manager
R.M. Towill Corporation

Walter Thoemmes
Vice President of Endowment
Kamehameha Schools

Greg Uyematsu
VP Business Operations

Ray Vara
President & CEO
Hawaii Pacific Health

Wade Wakayama
HC&D Hawaii

Jeff Watanabe
Retired Partner
Watanabe Ing

Lance Wilhelm
The Wilhelm Group LLC

Adam Wong
Board Member
Oahu Transit Services Board of Directors

Jim Yates
Par Hawaii, Inc.

Paul Yonamine
Chairman and CEO, Central Pacific Financial Corporation
Executive Chairman, Central Pacific Bank

Gary Yoshioka
Kalihi Business Association (Diamond Bakery)

Member TBD

Executive Director
Jennifer Sabas