Aloha from the House Communications Office! Meet our team for the 2014 Legislative Session:
Carolyn Tanaka (Director) has spent more than 20 years as a communications professional including serving as Communications Director and Press Secretary for Governor John Waihee, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at McNeil Wilson Communications and Associate Vice President of University Relations at the University of Hawaii. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as a television news reporter and anchor at stations KGMB and KHON.
William Nhieu (Assistant Director) has a range of administrative, legislative, analytical and public relations experience gained from positions across public and government affairs. He has previously served in managerial positions on statewide campaigns and as an appointee at the City and County of Honolulu, Legislative Aide to the Senate President, and Committee Clerk for the Hawaii Senate Special Committee on Accountability and the Committee on Tourism.
Tom Yoneyama (Communications Assistant) has an extensive background in strategic communications, including serving as a speech writer for Governor John Waihee and as a staff member for Senate President Bobby Bunda. He has extensive experience in corporate communications with Central Pacific Bank and Aloha Airlines. He was also a managing editor for Hawaii Business Magazine and Trade Publishing.