Announcing: Election Ballot &

Wed, June 12, 2019 — 5:30 pm
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MNHCoC 2019 Board of Directors Election Ballot:
July 2019 to June 2021 Term

Here is the ballot that will be presented for General Membership voting on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. There are five candidates for five open spots on the Board.

Ryan McLaughlin

Ryan is a 3rd generation realtor, who has been selling Real Estate in Hawaii since 2003. Owner and Principal Broker of Island Sotheby’s International Realty, contributes his success as a top agent on Maui, to the fact that he has been trained by the best –his family! Growing up on Maui, Ryan is a 5th generation kamaʻaina who extends from a mix of Hawaiian, Scottish and Irish ancestry. After graduating from Seabury Hall Ryan left Maui and set forth to Honolulu where he graduated with a B.A. in Travel Industry Management from the University of Hawaii. Ryan's integrity prevails in the energy and tenacity he uses to get the job done in the best manner and with his client's best interest in mind at all times. Ryan joined the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce because he is a young business owner trying to protect, nurture, and grow a successful company here on Maui. The chamber seemed like the perfect authority to find advice, education, and networking amongst other business owner peers on the island. It has been that and more.

Kaleo Padilla

Kaleo Padilla is the General Manager of Padilla Designs, LLC of Maui Hawaii. A functional metal + art fabrication studio that was started by his father on Maui 33 years ago. Padilla Designs sculptors can be seen on residential + commercial properties throughout the Hawaiian Islands. An artist at heart, Kaleo attended Claremont McKenna College in California, where he received a degree in Economics + Engineering. With a degree complimenting his art background, he returned to Maui to take on the role of General Manager. Raised in Haiku, Maui, Kaleo naturally was drawn to MNHCC to provide inspiration, and support for the Hawaiian culture + community that he lives in. Kaleo currently resides in Waikapu with his three children, and wife Melissa.

Mercer "Chubby" Vicens

An Oʻahu native, Chubby is well-known as one of Maui’s most involved citizens. He is a charter member and former president of the MNHCoC, owner of Vicens Entitlement Group and a former VP of A&B Properties. He has served as president for Maui Economic Opportunity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and he has been a board member of the Pā‘ia Main Street Association, Rotary Club and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. In 1997 the Chamber of Commerce named him “Humanitarian of the Year” for his volunteer service to the Maui community. Chubby also served as a member of the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC), to advise development of the Maui Island Plan. Currently “semi-retired,” Chubby lives in Pāʻia.

Paul Mancini

A Maui resident since the 1970ʻs, Paul is a partner in the Mancini, Welch & Geiger law firm. Paul has long been actively engaged in the Maui community and currently serves on the boards of Hawaii Public Radio and the Lahaina Restoration Foundation and the Maui Leadership Council of the Hawai`i Community Foundation. A former Peace Corps worker, Paul graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and received his law degree from Georgetown Law Center. He is a resident of Kula.

John Hauʻoli Tomoso

Father John “Hauʻoli” Tomoso, is the priest associate at Good Shepherd Church in Wailuku and the executive director of Tri-isle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. Born and raised on Maui, Hau’oli earned a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975. He earned his M.S.W. from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 1977. He became a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) in 1981. Awarded a Teaching and Research fellowship in Public Administration at the University of Wyoming at Laramie; Hau’oli won the John P. Ellbogen Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for 1983. Since 1976, he has practiced as a Social Worker in various public, private and non-profit sector settings and methods. He was ordained to the Priesthood on July 31, 2016. He has been married to Susan D. Tomoso (nee Brabeck) since July 9, 1977, they are parents of two and grandparents to three.

The actual ballot on June 12 will look like:

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