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PBN Selects Women Who Mean Business Honorees

January 28, 2019, 11:52 AM HST
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Pacific Business News has announced its 2019 Women Who Mean Business honorees.

This is PBN’s 21st year honoring women who work in a wide range of industries in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Maui honorees include Sherri Hamamura Grimes of Pacific Media Group, Debbie Cabebe of Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., Astrid Heckert of the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, Nani Koa of Securitas, Melanie Oxley of Maui Brewing Co. and Kelly Pearson of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui Inc.

This year’s honorees will be celebrated at an event to be held Thursday, March 14, 2019, at The Royal Hawaiian. Tickets are available here.

Women Who Mean Business


Bettina Mehnert, President & CEO, AHL, PBN’s Career Achievement honoree


Marleen Akau, Royal Hawaiian Center

Jan Boivin, Hawaii Pacific University

Katie Buck, E.A. Buck Financial Services


Debbie Cabebe, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.

Tracy Camuso, G70

Jinny Cheung, Hunt Companies

Leslie Cho, Hampton Inn & Suites

Joy Davidson, Mason Architects

Luz Evelia Gutierrez, Highgate

Sherri Hamamura Grimes, Pacific Media Group

Leian Harosky, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties

Astrid Heckert, Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

Nani Koa, Securitas

Lisa Ledesma, Homebridge Financial Services

Gail Lerch, Hawaii Pacific Health

Joanne Lo Grimes, Carlsmith Ball

Tammy Makizuru-Higa, Booz Allen Hamilton

Melanie Oxley, Maui Brewing Co.

Kelly Pearson, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui, Inc.

Linda Puu, Kaiser Permanente

Gladys Quinto Marrone, Building Industry Association Hawaii

Laura Kay Rand, Hawaii Foodbank

Laura Richards, Hanalei Colony Resort

Jean Santos, Business Consulting Resources

Catherine Sato, Bank of Hawaii

Natalie Taniguchi, American Savings Bank

Nikki Senter, Senter Law LLLC

Dana Tokioka, Atlas Insurance Agency

Tammy Uy, NMG Network

Theresa van Greunen, Aqua-Aston Hospitality

Micky Yamatani, Coates & Frey, Attorneys at Law LLLC

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