CMAA Hawaii’s Annual Mini-Conference Returns In Person at Ko’olau Ballrooms!

Aloha CMAA Hawaii!

After a few years online, the CMAA Hawaii Chapter is finally returning in person. This year’s mini-conference will be held at Ko’olau Ballrooms in Kane’ohe. Registration details below.

About Our Speakers

Ed Sniffen
Ed Sniffen is the Hawaii Department of Transportation’s Deputy Director for Highways, overseeing an agency responsible for the effectiveness of a system of approximately 2,500 lane miles of state highways across the islands. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently appointed Ed to a two-year term as chair of its Committee on Transportation System Security and Resilience.  Sniffen was previously executive assistant to Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. He also served as DOT Highways Division administrator and as technical design engineer in the Highways Division Design Branch. He is a civil engineer, having received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University.

Lori Kahikina
Lori Kahikina is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). Kahikina is responsible for the design and construction of the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, which will be the nation’s first automated commuter rail system.
Before Joining HART, Kahikina was the Director of Environmental Services with the City and County of Honolulu where she was responsible for administering the design and construction of the City’s waste water and solid waste programs, including the completion of a federally mandated consent degree waste water program of over $5 billion. Kahikina is a proud graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the university of Hawaii. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a license in Civil Engineering.

Darian Chun
Darian Chun is currently the Director of Site Development at Castle and Cooke Hawaii, Inc. managing the design, the planning, and the construction of their civil site engineering for Koa Ridge and the other developments. He has worked half of his 30 year career for general contractors such as Kiewit Pacific Co, Delta Construction Corporation, and Royal Contracting Company in various positions ranging from field superintendent to project manager and the head of the estimating department.  The other half of his career was with Gentry Homes, Ltd. where he served as the construction manager overseeing their site developments in Ewa by Gentry.

Jiro Sumada
Jiro Sumada is currently the Deputy Director for the Department of Planning and Permitting for the City & County of Honolulu, a position he held previously 10 years ago. He has vast experience in government, including serving as Deputy Director for the State of Hawaii’s Department of Transportation Highways & Airports Divisions and Hawaii County’s Department of Public Works. Additionally, he has worked in the private sector as a project manager, community outreach specialist, and leadership trainer for various engineering firms. Sumada spent nine years in the U.S. Air Force working in the facility maintenance and contingency planning fields. He is a graduate of Hilo High School, holds a Civil Engineering degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii. He has also contributed to the community through various service roles in Hilo and Honolulu and is a former American Public Works Association Fellow.


CMAA Hawai’i 2022 – 2023 Board Members

Aloha CMAA Hawai’i Chapter!

We are pleased to announce the new executive officers and board members from the recent election. The following are the new board members for the 2022 to 2023 session.

President: Bryan Bosworth (RHA Construction Management Group)

Vice-President: Chad White (Bowers + Kubota)

Secretary: Donald Reilly (EKNA Services, Inc.)

Treasurer: Jordan Moniuszko (Oceanit)

Past President: Ivan Nakasone (SSFM)

Chapter Directors: Mike Young (ACK Inc.), Norman Takeya (HCC), and Ranelle Ho (SSFM)

Congratulations to our new 2022-2023 CMAA Hawai’i Chapter Board Members! 

CMAA Hawai’i 2022 Mini Conference

Aloha! The Zoom link for the 2022 Mini Conference has been sent out to those who have already registered. Please check your inbox and spam folders if you registered for the conference.

If you registered and did not receive the link, please visit the registration page to re-register or to contact the conference admin (Lorna).

If you have not yet registered, there is still time! Please register ASAP and another link will be sent out Wednesday evening, 9/21. Keep an eye out for the link!

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Members,
Nominations for the 2022-2023 CMAA Hawaii Chapter Board are now open! To view responsibilities that will be required of each board member, click HERE. Please click the link below to go to the online nomination form.

Nominations will close at 5pm HST on Friday, August 22, 2022.
  Mahalo for your support of our chapter,

Your 2021 – 2022 CMAA Hawaii Chapter Board
    Online Nomination Form

End of Year Pa’ina

Aloha CMAA Hawai’i,

Fill out the form below to receive a $20 credit to buy a beverage of your choice! Please join us for the Virtual End-of-Year Pa’ina.  We will have a brief program to introduce your new Board, reflect on the past year, and look forward to the year ahead.  Of course there will be a toast, and as a token of appreciation we are sending a $20 gift card to every member to purchase their beverage of choice!  

Date: Thursday, November 18th
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Zoom Call-in (Call info to be provided after registering)

Please register at the link below in order to receive your $20 beverage credit. Members on Oahu will receive a $20 e-card to Whole Foods. Members on outer islands (Big Island, Maui, Kaua’i) will be mailed a $20 Foodland Gift Card. Must have active membership of CMAA Hawai’i to receive a credit. 

Register ASAP to receive a gift card. 

  Register for Pa’ina  

Mahalo for a great year!

CMAA Hawai’i Chapter

Join a CMAA Hawai’i Committee!

Aloha CMAA Hawai’i,

Are you looking for ways to get more involved with the Chapter? Do you have some great ideas that you’d love to share with CMAA Hawai’i? Use the sign-up sheet below to join a committee!

Spots are open for both chairs and members of every committee. Filling out the form is not a commitment, but a great way to get more information on any committees you may be interested in. Visit the link below to get more information on the different committees. 

Mahalo for your help!

  Committee Sign Up  

CMAA Hawaii Chapter

CMAA Hawai’i 2021-2022 Board Members

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Chapter,

We are pleased to announce the results of the CMAA Hawaii Chapter Officer Elections and the Executive Board members for the 2021-2022 Board year!

PRESIDENT: Ivan Nakasone (SSFM)
VICE-PRESIDENT: Bryan Bosworth (Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates)
SECRETARY: Chad White (Bowers and Kubota)
TREASURER: Mele Su’esu’e (Jacobs)

Congratulations to our new 2021-2022 CMAA Hawai’i Chapter Board Members!