The Nominating Committee of the Board consisting of Rhonda Loo, Richelle Lu and Glenn Okimoto, submits the following Board of Directors nominees for the 2024 Annual Meeting election (four to be elected): Frederico Asuncion, Robert Kawahara, Moana Lutey, and Edwin Okubo. Nominee bios are as follows:
» Frederico Asuncion has been a member of Maui County Federal Credit Union since 1960. He has an Associates Degree in Accounting, and he worked as a Credit Manager for a retail company; spent 20 years as a real estate appraiser for tax purposes; and spent 13 years as the Real Property Tax Administrator for the County of Maui. Frederico has served as a Maui County FCU Board Director and President, as well as a Supervisory Committee member. He has also acted as President of the Valley Isle Chapter of the Hawaii Credit Union League, and Secretary, Vice Chairman, and Chairman of the Hawaii Credit Union League Board of Directors. Frederico has a strong belief in the Credit Union philosophy of “People Helping People” and wants to continue to perpetuate this philosophy as a member of the Maui County Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.
» Robert Kawahara has been a member of the Maui County Federal Credit Union since 2008. He has served on our supervisory committee as a Chairperson. Robert is a Managing Member of Kawahara + Hu, LLC in Kahului, Maui. His firm specializes in individual and business consulting and tax preparation, financial and estate planning, audits of non-profit entities and bookkeeping and payroll services. Prior to becoming a CPA, Robert started his career auditing credit unions in the State of Hawaii. After auditing credit unions, Robert became the Vice President of Operation for the Honolulu Police FCU. Robert has a longstanding relationship with credit unions as he has taught various accounting classes for Hawaii Credit Union League. In addition, Robert is an active volunteer in the Maui community and serves on boards in various capacities.
» Moana Lutey has been a member of the Maui County Federal Credit Union since 1994. She graduated from Lahainaluna High School, and went on to earn her BA in Political Science with a minor in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University. After graduating from college, Moana moved home to attend the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. After obtaining her law degree, Moana worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the County of Maui before transferring to the Department of the Corporation Counsel. In 2019, Moana became the first Native Hawaiian woman to serve as the Corporation Counsel under former Mayor Michael P. Victorino. Moana was appointed by the Maui County Council as the County Clerk for the County of Maui, where she assists with the functions of the legislative branch and oversees local and national elections within the County.
» Edwin Okubo has been a member of the Maui County Federal Credit Union since 1971. He has served as the Board’s Vice Chairman for eight years and is Chairman for the last nine years. Edwin is a graduate of Lahainaluna High School and the University of Hawaii Manoa with a degree in Business Administration. After serving in the Army for two years, he worked for the County of Maui for nearly 38 years as its Federal Programs Coordinator, Federal Programs & Housing Coordinator and Housing Administrator. He also served on the Hale Mahaolu Board of Directors and served as a Class “A” director of the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation. Edwin finds the work of a director interesting, challenging, and rewarding. He would like to continue to contribute to the success of the Credit Union by establishing a governing policies and guideline that will help the credit union to grow, remain financially secure and provide its members with outstanding service, beneficial programs and products, favorable dividend rates and reasonable loan terms.
Other interested members may submit their nomination by petition signed by 1% of the members. Petition and biographical data forms are available at the main branch in Wailuku. Nominations from the floor will not be permitted. Deadline to submit nominations will be November 9, 2023, at the close of business. The election will be conducted by vote of members in attendance at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2024.