The Faces of FESTPAC

In 2018, the Hawaiʻi State Legislature appointed a temporary commission to oversee the planning and implementation of FESTPAC 2020.  Its nine members, appointed by the Governor, state lawmakers and officials, represent the culture, spirit and heart of Hawaiʻi.  Many have experienced the power of FESTPAC first hand over the years.

Commissioners

Chair, Senate President’s designee

Senator J. Kalani English

*2016-Guam

House Speaker’s designee

Representative Richard Onishi

Governor’s designee

Monte McComber

*1992-Rarotonga, 2016-Guam

City & County of Honolulu Mayor’s designee

Misty Kelaʻi

Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO’s designee

Mehana Hind

Director, Dept. Of Business Economic Development & Tourism

Mike McCartney

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority President & CEOʻs designee

Kalani Kaʻanaʻana

*2012-Solomon Islands, 2016-Guam

Community Member, Governor-appointed

Māpuana de Silva

*2000-New Caledonia, 2004-Palau, 2008-American Samoa, 2012-Solomon Islands, 2016-Guam

COMMUNITY MEMBER, GOVERNOR-APPOINTED

Snowbird Bento

*1992-Rarotonga, 2004-Palau

Leadership

FESTPAC 2020 Director

Vicky Holt Takamine

*1985-Tahiti, 2004-Palau, 2016-Guam

Artistic Director

Michael Pili Pang

*1980-Papua New Guinea, 2004-Palau

Finance Director

Jay Rojas

*2016-Guam

Planning Committee

Director of ʻAha Pūkoʻa: FESTPAC Youth Ambassador Program

Kahōkū Lindsey-Asing

*Festival attendance