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TV Newsman Mizutani Joins CommPac as Senior VP

March 21, 2012, 12:44 PM HST
* Updated March 21, 12:45 PM
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Ron Mizutani. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

TV newsman Ron Mizutani, leaves broadcast news for a Senior VP post with Communications Pacific.

“We at KHON2 will miss Ron for his strong presence in the newsroom,” said KHON2 President and General Manager Joe MacNamara.

“Ron has served us well; his passion was infectious and his influence upon others was remarkable. We certainly wish Ron all the best in his new leadership role with Communications Pacific,” said MacNamara in a statement today.

This is Mizutani’s second transition away from TV news after a brief break as vice president of corporate communications at Hawaiian Telcom in 2007.


With only the brief interruption in 2007-2008, Mizutani has been with KHON2 News since 1985.


“For nearly 28 years, I’ve worked to build trust and relationships in the community. Now I want to try putting that experience to work, helping build bridges between communities and businesses,” said Mizutani.

“I’ve always respected CommPac – its business, its staff and its clients – and I’m humbled by this opportunity,” said Mizutani.

Mizutani is scheduled to start at CommPac on June 1, and will be principally involved in the community building work for the company.


“Ron brings so many assets to CommPac that it’s hard to list them all,” said Kitty Lagareta, CommPac CEO. “He is a team builder, a team player and a seasoned communicator… He is a leader, and he will bring tremendous knowledge and experience to our firm and our clients,” she said.

Mizutani is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he earned a degree in Journalism.

CommPac is a leading communications company, whose work includes collaboration with government and private sector clients on a variety of construction and development projects, as well as cultural issues.

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