Maui OHA Trustee Hulu Lindsay and new OHA CEO Kamana’opono Crabbe, Ph.D. will update Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce members on the Kaka’ako Settlement now at the Legislature, and what they hope to accomplish by year-end.
The public is invited to attend Tuesday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m., at Maui Tropical Plantation. Networking begins at 5:30, followed by a Buffet Dinner and Meeting at 6:00pm. Cost is $20 per person; parking is free.
In January Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Hulu Lindsey to fill the Trustee seat vacated by former MNHCC President, Judge Boyd Mossman. Hulu Lindsey owns Lindsey Realty, and previously has worked as Properties Manager for Maui Land & Pineapple Inc. She also served in the Maui County Land Use and Codes Division, Department of Hawaiian Homelands, and the administration of Governor John A. Burns. An accomplished performer, Lindsey operates Kahulu Productions, an entertainment company. In her new role as OHA Trustee, she is committed to “work tirelessly to serve our Native Hawaiian beneficiaries.”
Dr. Kamana’opono Crabbe is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who joined OHA as Research Director. Now at the the helm of OHA, he plans to “engage policymakers in the agency’s work, build community support, and use OHA’s ties to other organizations to improve educational achievement, income levels, health standards and housing stability within the Native Hawaiian community.” The core strategy Crabbe brings to OHA is to foster success by “creating, preserving and perpetuating mutually beneficial relationships.” His management style is to motivate by setting direction, give clear instructions, and allow people freedom to do their jobs.
Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber hosts speakers and events that aid local businesspersons to keep their enterprises healthy, and to promote the use of Hawaiian values in business. Its membership includes business owners who are not ethnically Hawaiian, but who share Hawaiian values and MNHCC’s mission: “to promote and sustain Hawaiian culture and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.” The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Business Fest every September at The Grand Wailea offers free workshops and networking with the top industrial, scientific, commercial and political leaders in Hawaii —all with a focus on preserving and promoting Hawaiian culture and values in today’s world.