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

Rich Bettini
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

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.

Steve Colón
President – Hawaii Division
Hunt Development Group

Matt Cox
President & CEO
Matson, Inc. 

Chris Delaunay
Government Relations Manager
Pacific Resource Partnership

Rick Egged
Waikiki Improvement Association

Enrico Fontana
Vice President, Business Management & Customer Relationship
Hitachi Rail

John Gotanda
Hawaii Pacific University

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

Clifford Lum
Hawaii & Pacific Operations Manager
HDR Engineering, Inc.

Gerry Majkut
Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, LLC

Ernie Martin
Sullivan Meheula Lee

Wyeth Matsubara
Vice President
Nan, Inc.

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

John Monis
Executive Director
Hawaii Operating Engineers Industry Stabilization Fund

Roger Morton
President & General Manager
Oahu Transit Services, Inc.

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

Alan Oshima
President & CEO
Hawaiian Electric Industries

Matt Pennaz
Senior Project Manager
Kobayashi Group

Randy Perreira
President & CEO
Hawaii Government Employees Association

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

Barbara Kim Stanton
Hawaii State Director

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

Jim Yates
Par Hawaii, Inc.

Gary Yoshioka
Kalihi Business Association (Diamond Bakery)

Bryan Zachmeier
Project Controls Manager
CH2M Hill

Member TBD
General Growth Properties

Executive Director
Jennifer Sabas