• 2024 Board of Directors

    The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce is a member organization that exists to provide leadership and advocacy for a successful business environment in West Hawaiʻi. The organization is led by the Board of Directors, a dedicated group of member representatives chosen to supervise the affairs of the chamber, form its policies and develop its strategic direction. The Board also determines the nature and number of committees where KKCC initiatives, activities and programs are carried out. 


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  • Chair
    Jen Johansen


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  • Chair-Elect
    Farrah-Marie Gomes, Ph.D.
    University of Hawaiʻi

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  • Immediate Past Chair
    Mark Leong
    Lex Brodie's Fast Lube & Big Island Express Car Wash

  • Finance Vice Chair
    Hobbs Lowson
    CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union


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  • North Kohala Vice Chair
    Jonathan Mitchell

    Parker Ranch

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  • South Kohala Vice Chair
    Samantha Collins
    Fairmont Orchid

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  • North Kona Vice Chair
    Jane Clement

    Hawaiʻi County - Mayor's Office

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  • South Kona Vice Chair
    Mendy Dant

    Fair Wind Cruises

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  • Board Member
    Nick Adler


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  • Board Member
    Vaughn Cook

    Torkildson Katz, A Law Corporation

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  • Board Member
    Tane Datta
    Adaptations Inc

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  • Board Member
    Clayton McGhan

    Kona Community Hospital

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  • Board Member
    Doug Simons, Ph.D.
    University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy

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  • President & CEO
    Wendy Laros

    Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce