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Company Overview of Kamehameha Schools

Company Overview

Kamehameha Schools is an educational institution that offers preparatory, elementary, middle, and high school education. It offers courses in arts, culture, English, science, and spiritual and physical education. Kamehameha Schools was founded in 1887 and is based in Honolulu, Hawaii.

567 South King Street

Suite 200

Honolulu, HI 96813

United States

Founded in 1887





Key Executives for Kamehameha Schools

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Secretary, Treasurer, and Trustee
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Kamehameha Schools Key Developments

Kamehameha Schools Appoints Brandi Beaudet as New Director of Aina Engagement

Brandi Beaudet has been named director of aina engagement at Kamehameha Schools. He is in charge of leading its aina-based education operations which include linking land, water, technology and sustainability to educational efforts in the community as well as connecting students with Kamehameha's lands. Beaudet is also responsible for elevating the quality and quantity of Kamehameha's ike Hawaii (Hawaiian knowledge and understanding) efforts and aina-based learning sites across the state. He previously worked for 16 years as a land manager for Parker Ranch on the Big Island. He was also a commissioner on the Hawaii Leeward Planning Commission for seven years.

Kamehameha Schools Announces Executive Appointments

Scott Topping, former chief financial officer of the parent of Hawaiian Airlines, has been named to the same position at Kamehameha Schools. Topping's appointment to executive vice president of finance and CFO, which was effective on June 10, 2015, rounds out the new executive staff for new CEO Jack Wong. The other new executive staff members include Kaeo Durate, vice president of community engagement and resources, Darrel Hoke, executive vice president of administration, Kevin Cockett, vice president of communications and chief communications officer, Holoua Stender, executive vice president of education and Lauren Nahme, vice president of strategy and innovation. For the last three-and-a-half years, Topping was the executive vice president, CFO and treasurer for Hawaiian Holdings Inc. Prior to joining Hawaiian, he spent 16 years in Dallas, Texas with Southwest Airlines, rising from senior financial planning analyst to vice president/treasurer from 1995-2011.

Kamehameha Schools Announces Executive Appointments

Kamehameha Schools has named four new executives, including Kaeo Durate, as vice president of community and engagement resources, Darrel Hoke, executive vice president of administration, Kevin Cockett, vice president of communications and chief communications officer and Lauren Nahme, vice president of strategy and innovation. Duarte, a 10-year Kamehameha Schools employee, was promoted to the new executive position that focuses on responding to the specific needs of communities. He will oversee management of Kamehameha Schools' resources in nine regions statewide, plus agriculture and conservation land programs, community resource centers and sustainability initiatives. Cockett, a 23-year communications veteran who's had his own firm for four years, will join the trust in June 2015. Cockett previously worked for Communications Pacific in Honolulu and Best Buy in Minneapolis. Hoke brings 27 years of experience in audit, accounting and finance to his new position. Nahme, previously director of strategic planning and implementation of Kamehameha Schools, had an extensive background in finance and banking when she joined the trust in 2006 as controller. The executive structure includes seven executives reporting directly to Wong, including education, finance, administration, community engagement and resources, communications, legal, and strategic planning and innovation.

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