Meet the Team

Board's Responsibilities

  • Develop programs in coordination with native Hawaiian communities that benefit principally native Hawaiians in the state of Hawaii, and provide up to 1% of the gross revenue of the 8(a) companies of the HUI.
  • Guide the business strategies of the boards of the 8(a) companies of the HUI


- Brigadier General David EK Cooper
U.S. Army, Ret.

  • Founder of Pacific American Foundation and The Hana Group
  • Past Chairman of Hui O Hana Pono, NHO
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- Ethan Scott KK Cooper, JD Vice Chair

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- Captain Alivn H. Pauole, U.S. Navy, Ret. Secretary/Treasurer

  • Past Executive Director, Pacific American Foundation
  • Program Manager, PMRF, Kekaha, HI

- John W. Holsinger Director

  • Graduate of the College of William & Mary in Virginia
  • Founder & President of John W. Holsinger, CPA P.C., an accounting firm focusing on small business and entrepreneurs.
  • Experienced in small business development, finance and accounting issues related to government contractors.

- Andrew Poepoe Ex Officio Director

  • Former district manager, SBA Hawaii