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CNHA founded HHT in 2002 and as the sole shareholder appoints board members that balance the soundness of a business approach with the inherent strengths found in Native Hawaiian culture and values. HHT's board members are deeply committed to this double bottom line strategy - leading the company towards customer service excellence while fostering culturally appropriate capacity building. We encourage you to read CNHA' policy brief, Cultural Strength: The Foundation for Native Economies - Observations from the Native Hawaiian Experience to gain perspective on some of the concepts, benefits, and strategies behind our approach.

HHT's current board members are:

Ray Soon, Chairman

Ray Soon, is currently a private consultant and was recently the Vice President for Community Relations and Communications at Kamehameha Schools. His background is a mix of public service and private entrepreneurship. Formerly the director of the State Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) and Chairman of the Commission, Soon was an integral part of the development of homesteader lots and homes; programs to increase general lease income, homesteader governance programs, kupuna and pre-school programs; and other initiatives. Prior to DHHL, Soon spent 12 years in private industry, primarily as one of the founders/owner of two research companies (Hawaii Opinion, now called Omnitrak Research, and Renkoa, Inc.). A Native Hawaiian, Soon is active in the Hawaiian community. As a volunteer for more than seven years, Soon served on the Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center (QLCC) Advisory Council. On the national level, Soon holds the Native American seat on the President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, where he sits with six U.S. Cabinet members and a variety of preservation experts. Soon is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Harvard University. Mr. Soon is a charter member of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement.

Myron Thompson, President

Myron Thompson was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He was raised with strong Hawaiian values passed on by his parents, Pinky and Laura Thompson.  He, along with his siblings Lita Blankenfeld and Nainoa Thompson, continue with the family tradition of helping to create a safe  and healthy Hawaii.
His career started in the computer industry in Honolulu where he managed a number of computer companies. He later was involved with helping to start a computer networking company that continues to grow to this day.
In the early 90’s he was hired to run a solar energy company in Honolulu, and became a strong advocate of the need to promote renewable energy solutions to protect our environment.  This company grew to be one of the largest in the state of Hawaii. He recently opened his own company called 21st Century Technologies Hawaii , which provides a number of renewable energy solutions to the State of Hawaii. Thompson is a graduate of Punahou High School and the Denver University. 

Napali Woode, Director

Napali is Hawaiian, a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy. He built a strong foundation in accounting working at the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, now known as PriceWaterhouseCoopers. His later experience came in the private sector in the manufacturing, retail, and service industries. Napali is the Senior Vice President at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, responsible for fiscal and audit matters, company operations including human resources, asset management, procurement and contract administration. Napali is from the island of Oahu. He is active in the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture, and a dedicated community servant, having served as Kamehameha Schools Canoe Team Coach since 1995.

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