The University of Hawai‘i Foundation is honored to welcome community leaders Peter Fukunaga, Peter Grossman, Elliot “Buzz” Loden, Ken Miller, Diane Paloma and Lori Teranishi to its board of trustees.
Peter Fukunaga, director of Hui Car Share at Servco Pacific Inc., focuses on mobility innovation and portfolio management. Before joining Servco he was an investment manager on the marketable securities team at Kamehameha Schools, which oversaw $5.5 billion. There Fukunaga worked on a wide range of investments including equity, credit, volatility and hedge funds. Other past positions include serving as senior trader at Evolution Capital/Evo Capital Asia. Fukunaga earned his B.S. in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a double concentration in finance and management.
Peter Grossman is a first vice president with CBRE’s Industrial and Logistics group. He specializes in advising clients in property dispositions, acquisitions, lease negotiations, investment analysis and asset repositioning. Before coming to Hawaii, Grossman gained 15 years of general management experience in Asia, including nine years in Hong Kong, and five years in Taiwan. Grossman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and his Mandarin training from the National Taiwan Normal University.
Elliot H. Loden, Esq.
Elliot H. Loden, Esq. is a partner and founder of the law firm Loden & Conahan, LLLC. Before establishing his own firm, Loden was an Internal Revenue Service Estate Tax Attorney for the State of Hawaii. Active in the community, Loden has served as president of the tax section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, president of the Hawaii Estate Planning Council and chairman of the Western Region, Economics of Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1983. His community volunteering includes serving as president of the La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls board of directors, a senior sustaining member of the board of directors of Hanahau‘oli School, a director of the Hawaii International Film Festival, a trustee of the Adler Foundation and the Brennan Foundation. Loden holds the title of ambassador at the Kapi‘olani Community College Culinary Arts Program and is a member of Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of Hawaii.
Ken Miller is senior vice president, chief investment officer, and manager of the Institutional Advisory Services Division for First Hawaiian Bank. He has 22 years of financial sector experience and before joining First Hawaiian, was a senior research analyst at JP Morgan Securities, where he was twice named to The Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst Team. He previously worked in a wide variety of industries as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Prior to his career in business and banking, he was a physician in clinical practice. In addition to medical degrees, he holds an MBA with Distinction from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He is a CFA charter holder, and is a former director and treasurer of CFA Hawaii. He currently serves as a board member for several local non-profit organizations including Kahala Nui and the Pacific-Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE).
Diane Paloma, Ph.D.
Diane Paloma, Ph.D. is the chief executive officer for The King Lunalilo Trust and Home. Before joining the trust she was the director of Native Hawaiian Health at The Queen’s Health Systems. Paloma earned her B.S. in physiological science from University of California, Los Angeles, her MBA from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and completed her Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration from Capella University. Active in the community, she is on the boards of the Partners in Development Foundation, Friends of ‘Iolani Palace, Bishop Museum Association Council and Hui Mauli Ola. She is also on the national board of the Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum.
Lori Teranishi is founder and principal of iQ 360, an integrated marketing and communications firm with offices in Honolulu, San Francisco and New York. She provides strategic counsel to emerging and Fortune 500 companies managing high-stakes crises, facing situations requiring brand repositioning, and undergoing organizational change. Before founding iQ 360, Teranishi held a variety of positions at Visa USA, including vice president of product development, chief of staff to Visa’s chief operating officer and communications director for the product and technology divisions. She earned her MBA from the University of San Francisco, a B.S. in mass communication and a B.S. in political science from the University of Utah. Teranishi is on the board of the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i and a member of the U.S.-Japan Council.
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