2014 Officers

Our CMAA Chapter Looking Forward

Aloha CMAA Hawaii Chapter,

As the month of September 2013 comes to an end, so does my term as your chapter president. Over the last 2 years, many have worked very hard to set a solid foundation for the future of our chapter by creating a place/organization for CM Professionals to get together and network, share technical skills/lessons learned, give back to the community, and mentor the future.

Through the dedication of our team, we were able to organize and hold half-day mini conferences and chapter luncheons as well as CCM application workshops and the Professional Construction Management Course. Through Tim Bramsen and Norman Takeya's leadership, the chapter partnered with and helped to found our first student chapter at Honolulu Community College. Our quarterly CMAA Hawaii Chapter Happy Hours at Bar 35 were well attended and provided a great opportunity for our membership to mingle and network. Last October the chapter held its 1st Annual Golf Tournament at which funds were raised to help create and award CM student scholarships as well as help fund chapter activities.

Thank you to all of our committee chairs who helped to make these events possible.

Last week Thursday we held our first CMAA Hawaii Chapter End of the Year and Installation Pa'ina. I am very pleased to announce that we've installed an outstanding new slate of officers to lead the chapter into the future. Your newly installed 2013-2014 Board is:

  • President - Tim Bramsen
  • Vice President - Neil Kaneshiro
  • Secretary - Dustin Timm
  • Treasurer - Darla Guerrero
  • Past President - Mike Young

A big mahalo to the group of officers who supported me the last 2 years:

  • 2011-2013 Vice President - Tim Bramsen
  • 2011-2013 Secretary - Neil Kaneshiro
  • 2011-2013 Treasurer - Wes Wong
  • 2011-2013 Past President - Cliff Lum

I believe the future is very bright for our chapter with this great group of new officers. I have seen our chapter membership start to become a cohesive group of professionals developing fellowship and relationships with each other that might not have come about if not for the CMAA Hawaii Chapter.

We must all support this new group of officers as they work to continue the Chapter's momentum and as they establish another year's program of activities for all of our benefit. This work that they have committed to do will solidify the future of the Construction Management profession by educating others of what we do as CMs and by strengthening each of our skills and networks.

Mahalo for your support,

Mike