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HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is honored to welcome Herb Conley, Ken Hayashida, Louise Ing, Eric K. Martinson, and C. Scott Wo to the board of trustees.

Herb Conley moved to Hawai‘i with his wife Nancy in 1975 after receiving degrees in finance and accounting from Oklahoma State University. He began his business career as a CPA with Deloitte in Honolulu in 1975.  In 1978 he moved from accounting to sales, initially running a small family real estate brokerage firm Conley Dew Ltd. In 1995 Conley co-founded and helped lead Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties to become the leading real estate brokerage firm in Hawai‘i.  In 2005 he negotiated the sale of the company to Cendant Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. He retired as co-managing director in July 2007.

Conley has served on the non-profit boards of the Hawai‘i Heart Association, Hawai‘i Theater Center, Aloha United Way, Communities Helping Schools, Young Presidents’ Organization and La Pietra Hawai‘i School for Girls. He also served on the board of Gentry Homes and currently serves on the board of MC&A. 

Ken Hayashida has been an active contributor to the engineering community in Hawai‘i for many years. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from UH Mānoa and his M.S. in civil engineering from Stanford University, California. In 1995 Hayashida founded KAI Hawai‘i, Inc., a structural engineering firm, and has overseen its growth to thirty employees. Among other roles, he has served as president and national director of American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawai‘i.

Hayashida is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2013 University of Hawai‘i-College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award; the Japanese Cultural Center 2010 CLAD-Leadership Award; and the 2007 National Society of Professional Engineers Engineer of the Year award. He has supported a range of organizations as a volunteer leader and board member, including the University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association; University of Hawai‘i-College of Engineering; YMCA – Friends of Youth; Lanakila Pacific Foundation; Friends of ‘Iolani Palace; youth sports teams and his church. 

Louise Ing is a stockholder/director at the law firm of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing. Her litigation and dispute resolution practice covers areas of law that impact businesses and businesspeople, including contracts, commercial transactions, leases, employment, real estate, creditor’s rights and bankruptcy law, proprietary information, non-competition and confidentiality agreements and intellectual property. Ing graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. from Yale University, and attained her J.D from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.

Ing has received numerous awards and recognitions including Best Lawyers in America 2015 Hawai‘i Lawyer of the Year Bankruptcy Litigation and 2015 Hawai‘i Lawyer of the Year Bet-the-Company Litigation; YWCA Leadership Award and Benchmark Top 250 Women in Litigation (2012-present). 

She has served in volunteer leadership roles for a range of nonprofits and community/business groups including the Ninth Circuit Advisory Board; Hawai‘i State Bar Association; Hawai‘i Women’s Legal Foundation; Child & Family Service and Aloha United Way. She has also served three previous terms on the UH Foundation board of trustees.

Eric K. Martinson is senior vice president, endowment and chief investment officer of The Queen’s Health Systems. He is also president of Queen Emma Land Company, a non-profit established to support and advance health care in Hawai‘i, primarily through The Queen’s Medical Center and its affiliates.

Martinson is active in business, community and non-profit organizations and currently serves on Enterprise Honolulu board of directors; CFA Hawai‘i advisory board; and Aloha Council for Boy Scouts of America executive board.  He previously served as chair of the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents; member of the UH Foundation board; Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i board; Office of Hawaiian Affairs investment advisory committee; chair of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i, and member of Kamehameha Schools board of advisors.

Martinson obtained his B.B.A. in finance at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

C. Scott Wo is an owner / executive of C. S. Wo & Sons, his family’s home furnishings business established in Hawai‘i in 1909. He received his B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, his MBA in finance, accounting, and international business from Columbia Business School, and his Ph.D. in finance from UCLA. Prior to returning to the family business, he worked in New York City in the Project Finance Group of Shearson Lehman Brothers, and the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse First Boston. His responsibilities at C. S. Wo include investments, real estate, banking and financial relations.

Dr. Wo previously served on the UH Foundation board as board chair, treasurer and chair of the investment committee. He has also served in volunteer leadership positions with the American Red Cross – Hawai‘i State Chapter, and Aloha United Way. He currently serves as a director of First Hawaiian Bank, and director and finance committee vice-chair of the Queen’s Health System.

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