Pacific Business News’ – Forty under 40

May 28, 2000

Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

No disrespect to our elders, but the younger generations of businesspeople deserve recognition,
too. PBN is now accepting applications and nominations for our second annual Forty Under 40 awards,
an event honoring the energy, contributions and potential of Hawaii’s young businesspeople –
people who make a difference in Hawaii’s economy and community.
Applying or nominating takes just a few steps. A résumé, photo and letter of nomination must be
postmarked or sent by e-mail by July 5. Self-nominated entrants must include three short letters of
Nominations by others must include the names of two people and their phone numbers for verbal
reference. The cover letter accompanying both forms of entry must include the individual’s name
and age (they must be 39 or younger as of Aug. 10, 2001) and tell why the person is outstanding in
three areas: leadership in his or her industry, having shown a consistent “take charge” attitude;
community involvement (beyond expectations of his or her professional position); and
business acumen that not only represents advanced skills at this point in his or her career, but also demonstrates potential
for even greater success.
The Forty Under 40 recognition applies to businesspeople as well as to those in the public or
nonprofit sector who demonstrate business acumen and sharp businesslike approaches to their
Some of those recognized are future leaders of Hawaii, but many are leaders of today, and PBN
commends your efforts and contributions.
The Forty Under 40 “Class of 2000″ includes:
Darren Kimura Energy Conservation Hawaii

Neal Yokota Stryker, Weiner & Yokota
(Yokota was named the PBN 2000 Young Businessperson of the Year)
Eddie Aguinaldo Dynamic Interiors
Shakil Ahmed PDC Systems
Lynn Araki Lynn Araki, attorney
C. Scott Bradley Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties
Caron Broederdorf Re/Max
Pamela Brown Insurance Factors – Kauai Branch
Christine Camp Avalon Development Co.
Matthew Gilbertson Architects Hawaii Ltd.
Art Gladstone Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi
John Harris Re/Max Honolulu
Corine Hayashi HTH Corp.
Teresa Hayes American Savings Bank
Ren Hirose W Honolulu Diamond Head
Gary Hogan Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays
Randall Izuo Izuo Brothers Ltd.
Peter Kay CyberCom Inc.
Darren Kimura Energy Conservation Hawaii
Jen Kunishima Hawaii Doggie Bakery
Christopher Leonard New West Broadcasting
K. Rae McCorkle McCorriston Miho Miller Mukai
Bettina Mehnert Architects Hawaii
Mark Mukai Davis Wright Tremaine
Yuka Nagashima LavaNet Inc.
Gail Nakama American Savings Bank
Paul Oneha Rendezvous Tours Inc.
Michael Onofrietti AIG Hawaii Insurance
Glenn Paul xpedx Hawaii
Barbra Pleadwell Hastings & Pleadwell
Laura Robertson Goodwill Industries of Hawaii
Patrick Saka The Maui News
Stacy Sato
Jody Shiroma Skyward Communications
Dean Spagnoli Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Lanai Tabura KDNN 98.5
Jill Tokuda Office of the Lt. Governor
Allison Ueoka Hawaii Insurers Council
Jon Whittington Countrywide Home Loans
Yvonne Yanagihara VoiceStream Wireless Hawaii
Michael Zhang Blue Hawaii Surf LLC
Members of the Forty Under 40 Class of 2000 are not eligible for future classes.

Pacific Business News (Honolulu) – May 28, 2001