ACECH June President’s Message

Aloha, thank you very much for your membership to ACECH and ACEC. It is a great organization to belong to thanks to you. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve.

Hope everyone is doing well, staying busy and having FUN!

As I write this message, we are currently attending the 2023 ACEC Annual Convention & Legislative Summit at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C. It is such an amazing event; we are so fortunate to have a strong showing from our ACECH Membership. The presentations are over the top with presenters that are very knowledgeable and helpful. ACEC has a great pulse on the issues our industry is facing and has tailored the presentations accordingly. It is interesting that the National issues our industry faces are very similar to our Local issues. It is great meeting new people and discussing how they are addressing the issues we are all facing.

We are also looking forward to our evening at the ACEC Townhouse with our Hawaii Delegation, what an honor and treat to be able to utilize this facility for an intimate evening discussing the issues that affect our industry. Thank you, David Bills, PE our PAC Champion for setting this up.

June marks the end of the fiscal year for ACECH and with that, we will be welcoming a new board of directors and officers who will take over in July.

President: Kyle Kaneshiro, P.E., The Limtiaco Consulting Group
President Elect: Shannon Holman, P.E., Orion Engineers & Associates
Treasurer & Secretary: Charles Jury, P.E., Okahara and Associates, Inc.
National Director: Garret Masuda, P.E., InSynergy Engineering, Inc.
Past President: Nimr Tamimi, P.E., Engineering Partners, Inc.
Director: Timothy Goshi, P.E., KAI Hawaii, Inc.
Director: George Takase, P.E., Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates
Director: Kealohi Sandefur, Yogi Kwong Engineers, LLC

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our board and officers for all their help and patience working with me over the last year. What a privilege to be able to work with such a tremendous group of professionals. I would like to thank Ginny for all her support, ideas and keeping us on track, we are blessed as an organization to have someone so committed and talented as our executive director. I would also like to thank you our members for all your support over the years and especially all the help you afforded me over the last year. You are AWESOME!

The hardworking board, officers and committee members do so much for our organization and community, I encourage you to please get involved.

I would like to ask for your continued support of our organization and would like to congratulate and wish our new board and officers Good Luck! I have no doubt under the leadership of Kyle Kaneshiro, PE, that they will continue to build and strengthen our organization.

I would like to wish you all a fond Aloha and all the best for 2023!