Jocelyn Lee

Head of AI Advertising Practice at Heat/ Deloitte Digital.

She’s tasked with creating and developing AI and ad tech solutions for advertising for the world’s largest brands in her role.
Jocelyn is also an experienced media professional skilled in digital, integrated marketing and global tech across B2B and B2C.
She’s passionate about leveraging technology to create newsworthy, relevant and effective marketing programs for compatible marketers to achieve measurable business goals.

John Young

Social Business Advisor, Southwest

John Young is a social business advisor for Southwest Airlines. His role focuses on providing strategic guidance and recommendations for Southwest’s social customer care and Listening Center. Before coming to Southwest, Young was a social media strategist for AT&T. He drove the strategy and buildout of social customer care and social tools.

Kelly Miller Eliyahu

Product Marketing Manager, Salesforce

Kelly Miller is a senior product marketing manager at Salesforce. She has eight years of experience leading cross-functional teams and managing multi-million dollar businesses. Her comprehensive knowledge of how to develop, launch, and market products aims to fit the needs of the target customer while delighting them along the way. At Salesforce, Kelly leads positioning, messaging, and thought leadership for Marketing Cloud.

Sean Flaherty

Executive Vice President of Innovation, ITX Corp

Sean Flaherty is the EVP of Innovation and a managing partner at ITX, a privately held software innovation firm with more than 250 employees in 7 countries with offices across the U.S. Sean started building software products at 11 years old on his 8-Bit Commodore Vic-20 and has created hundreds of successful software products with his teams. He is a compelling storyteller who combines his powerful theories with real-life examples from his work in a fun and engaging presentation style.


Ryan Kusumoto

President/CEO, Parents And Children Together

Ryan Kusumoto serves as President and CEO of Parents And Children Together, a statewide not-for-profit social service agency dedicated to serving some of Hawaii’s most vulnerable and under-resourced individuals and families. He oversees a wide array of innovative and educational programs focusing on domestic violence, child abuse, sex trafficking, early childhood education, mental health, poverty prevention and community-building. He also serves on a several boards in Hawaii and the continental United States, including: HEMIC, Camp Mokuleia, PHOCUSED, Church Pension Fund, 501(c) Unemployment Trust, and Employers’ Protective Insurance Company (EPIC).

Ruth Erickson

Integrated Marketing Leader

Ruth Erickson has responsibilities for various marketing programs, brand management, corporate communications and sponsorships. With more than 18 years of experience working across and managing high-performing marketing teams, Ruth’s passion is for leading and motivating members to be marketing change agents. Before joining ProService, Ruth held various leadership roles at Microsoft in marketing and product organizations.

Peter Dooher

Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy, Servco Pacific Inc.

Peter Dooher is the Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy at Servco Pacific Inc. He is responsible for Servco’s Digital Retailing initiatives as well as its data/CRM strategy, IT Security, and application development.

Billie Takaki Lueder

Director of Institutional Advancement, Hawaii Baptist Academy

Billie Kiyoka Takaki Lueder is the Director of Institutional Advancement at her alma mater, Hawaii Baptist Academy. Her primary responsibility is donor and alumni engagement to garner support throughout the local community and from the school’s many supporters on the U.S. mainland. She was previously serving as the Director of Communications and External Affairs for Honolulu Community College in charge of media and public relations. Billie has presented to numerous groups on a variety of topics such as: Generational Communication, Social Media, Public Relations, and Self-Branding.

Linda Neumann

Marketing Director, Brilliant Marketing Ideas, Inc.

Linda Neumann is known for innovative ideas and award-winning product development. Understanding innovation and creativity has led her to starting Brilliant Marketing Ideas, Inc. She helps clients be more creative and innovative and loves teaching others the process.

Lindsay Downing

Digital Strategy Director, Goodway Group

As Digital Strategy Director of Goodway Group, Lindsay Downing oversees the digital strategy for varying size opportunities across all verticals of prospective and current clients.

Grace Nikae

Digital Marketing Manager, Prince Waikiki

Grace Nikae has enjoyed a global, multi-faceted career as a world-renowned musician, cultural ambassador, writer, speaker, educator, and now as head of digital marketing for Prince Waikiki.

Glenn Dela Cruz

Marketing Director, Jack in the Box & Jamba Juice – Hawaii & Pacific Islands

Hawaii-made, LA-learned, Hawaii Returned… After graduating from Maryknoll, I went to USC and remained in Los Angeles for 13 years working in advertising for Honda and making an interesting transition to finance for Bank of America. When I got my MBA from Pepperdine, it was time to come home, and work my way up to lead the marketing strategy for both Jack in the Box and Jamba Juice Hawaii. In 2018, I was named one of Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 and recipient of the Pacific Edge Magazine Young Professional of the Year.

Katey Mobley

Director of Marketing, American Savings Bank

I’m the Marketing Director for American Savings Bank, where we focus on making banking easy for our customers. I manage the brand and lead a team responsible for marketing the bank’s products and services across all channels. We take an analytical approach to marketing, using data to drive decisions. I’ve enjoyed various marketing positions for the past 20 years from software, to hospitality, to banking.

Mary Fastenau

Partner Anthology Marketing Group

Mary Fastenau is a partner at Anthology Marketing Group and president of its Digital Group. She also serves as vice-chairman and secretary of the board for Anthology, the largest integrated marketing and communications company in Hawaii, serving local, regional and national companies.

Emma Wo

Co-Founder of Aloha Social Co, Blogger at The Aloha Babe

Emma Wo is a former Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii Teen USA. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in media studies from Scripps College and a Master’s degree in integrated marketing from New York University, she co-founded the marketing agency Aloha Social Co. where she specializes in social media and works with clients in the fields of travel and tourism, real estate and restaurants. She also writes for her own blog,, where she has collaborated with national brands including Nordstrom, Kate Spade, Banana Republic, Olay, L’Oreal and more.


PR / Content Creator / Social Media Influencer, Onaha Group

Born and raised in California and now residing in beautiful Hawaii, Cina is a true beach girl at heart. She shared her very first Instagram post in 2011 and through her modeling and spokesperson career she has been fortunate enough to combine her love of fashion, beauty, travel and fitness lifestyle to continually inspire her followers.

Ryan Kalei Tsuji

President & CEO, RKT Media

Ryan Kalei Tsuji is the President and CEO of RKT Media Hawaii, a digital media company based in Honolulu that specializes in digital content creation and video news releases to media outlets. Tsuji is also a sports commentator for Spectrum Sports covering UH athletics and is the producer of the award-winning documentary “Rise of the Wahine” film released in 2018. He was named AMA’s Young Marketer of the year in 2017, a member of PBN’s 40 Under 40 class for 2018 and selected as Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the next 20 in 2019.

Yasmin Dar

Executive Vice President & COO, RKT Media Hawaii

Yasmin Dar Fasi, a proud graduate of Aiea High School, is a full-time businesswoman and full-time mom of three. Yasmin graduated with a B.A. in biology and later received her M.A. in communications. Medical school was in her future; however, a stroke of luck changed her career path to television news. While pursuing her master’s, she was a traffic anchor and social media reporter for KITV4 morning news. Eventually, she moved to Eugene, Oregon to become the primetime evening anchor for KVAL-TV. After giving birth to her son, she moved back to Honolulu with her husband, Sal Fasi, to raise their child. The couple now have three children, Gianluca, Zoya & Sicily.

Brad Watanabe

Founder, Berad Studio

Brad Watanabe is the owner and founder of Berad Studio. After six years of experience at Motion Theory in L.A. and five years freelancing in Hawaii, Brad decided it was time to test his business chops as the owner and creative director of Berad Studio in 2013. He loves telling stories and has always been fascinated with photography and filmmaking.

Elliott Pesut

Director of Marketing, Alaska Airlines

A pilot by trade and marketer by happenstance, Elliott is currently the director of marketing at Alaska Airlines where he leads the team responsible for personalization, ad campaigns, media strategy, and content.

Randy Wong

President, Hawaii Youth Symphony

After serving as the organization’s executive director since 2012, Randy Wong was named President by the HYS Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Wong oversees all administrative, strategic planning, fundraising, educational, and operational aspects of the organization and is an alumnus of HYS.

Ashley Takitani Leahey

Statewide Marketing Director, Blue Zones Project

Ashley Takitani Leahey is the Statewide Engagement Lead for Blue Zones Project – Hawaii and is responsible for strategic marketing and PR as well as providing support for the efforts of the community teams. Ashley received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Studio Arts from Loyola Marymount University.

Ashley Leahey

Helen “Sam” Shenkus

Vice President and Director of Marketing, Royal Hawaiian Center

Helen “Sam” Shenkus, currently serves as both the Vice President and Director of Marketing for Royal Hawaiian Center. Sam’s past Marketing experience extends to Roberts Hawaii, Aloha Tower Marketplace and Ala Moana Center. An active member in the community, Sam also serves on several professional and community associations for Salvation Army, International Council of Shopping Centers, Rotary Club of Ala Moana and a member of Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Shari Chang

Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Hawai`i

Shari Chang is Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Hawai`i. Chang, a 35-year veteran of hospitality marketing is a highly recognized marketer in Hawaii, instrumental in the vision and creative development driving numerous high-profile and award-winning marketing campaigns. She most recently launched a campaign for Girl Scouts – We’re More than Just Cookies. As the largest girl leadership development in the world and also the largest girl-led entrepreneurship program in the world, Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.