Co-Chair & Event Coordinator
Chet Imaikalani Kamakawiwo‘ole – Kamehameha Festival Co-Chair
A resident of Moku O Keawe and long time member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmalahoa (Hilo Chapter), Chet is currently serving as the Ka‘akaua (fourth ranking high chief of Māmalahoa). Chet’s military and many years of administrative experience will serve him well as he leads Māmalahoa in the presentation of another successful Kamehameha Festival.
Eldred Kalehua – Kamehameha Festival Co-Chair
Pua Ishibashi – Kamehameha Festival Coordinator
Pua has nearly thirty years of marketing and promotions experience including coordinating and promoting cultural conferences and workshops. Pua has been a member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Māmalahoa (Hilo Chapter) since 1995 and is currently serving as the Ali‘i ‘Ai Moku (High Chief) of Māmalahoa. Married to Gloria A. Duvauchelle of Kaua‘i, Pua is the proud father of five beautiful daughters and one son (‘Alohiwailani, Kailani, Kaua‘i, Kanoenani, Kiana, and Kāhili).
Besides working with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) as the Land Manager of the Island of Hawai’i, Pua is also the director of Kūkulu Business Resources (Kukulu.co), a Native Hawaiian corporation that provides culturally competent business consultation to businesses, non-profits, and the tourist industry.