ACECH July 2024 President’s Message

Say “Hello” to July! Can you believe it? We’ve passed the halfway mark of 2024. Thanks to Kyle Kaneshiro’s guidance, the helping hands of the 2023-2024 Board, and Ginny Wright’s unwavering assistance, the Hawaii Chapter pulled off a robust offering of programs designed to enhance the business climate and promote the professional environment of engineers, surveyors, and industry specialists.

Kyle, you are leaving some big shoes to fill! As ACECH’s newly elected Board President, I am thrilled to be working with this year’s Board to maintain the positive momentum. Here is your 2024-2025 Board of Directors:

President | Shannon Holman, PE | Orion Engineers & Associates
President Elect | Charles Jury, PE | Okahara and Associates, Inc.
Treasurer | Kealohi Sandefur, PE | Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC
Secretary | Timothy Goshi, PE | KAI Hawaii, Inc.
National Director | Nimr Tamimi, PE | Engineering Partners, Inc.
Past President | Kyle Kaneshiro, PE | The Limtiaco Consulting Group
Director | George Takase, PE | Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates
Director | Dayna Nemoto-Shima, PE | Pacific Geotechnical Engineers, Inc.
Director | Simone Simbeck | Haley & Aldrich, Inc.

To returning Board members, mahalo for your continued support. I would like to extend a special shout-out to our two new incoming Directors, Dayna Nemoto-Shima and Simone Simbeck.

This month, the Board will identify priorities for the upcoming year. Here are some of the initiatives under consideration:

  • Supporting, engaging, and growing Neighbor Island membership
  • Increasing organizational capacity so that ACECH can accomplish more, including refreshing our committee structure and members involvement
  • Developing a strategy to increase appreciation for the field of and careers in engineering
  • Maximizing the impact of ACECH’s scholarship program

As the Board progresses, you can be sure we will keep ACECH members informed. In the meantime, I encourage you to share your ideas for how ACECH can positively affect the business and professional environment for Hawaii’s engineers, surveyors, and industry specialists with me.

With Aloha,
Shannon Holman, PE
President, ACECH

Contact Information: Shannon Holman
Tel: (808) 282-7986