Honolulu Rail Transit

HART Board of Directors

Honolulu Rail Transit


HART  Board of Directors

Don Horner,   Board Chair


Don Horner was former chairman and chief executive officer of First Hawaiian Bank.  Horner earned an undergraduate degree in business from the University of North Carolina, an MBA from the University of Southern California, and he is an honors graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He has a four-year term on the board of directors beginning July 1, 2011.

Damien Kim, Board Vice-Chair


Damien Kim is business manager and financial secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1186, where he manages more than $500 million in trust fund money for the IBEW. He has an associate's degree from Honolulu Community College and has been a licensed journeyman electrician for more than 20 years.His second term on the Board of Directors will run for five years beginning July 1, 2014.


George I. Atta
  is the director of the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Planning and Permitting and an ex-officio, non-voting member of the board of directors.

Michael Formby
 is the director of the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Transportation Services and an ex-officio, voting member of the board of directors.

Ford Fuchigami
 is the director of the State Department of Transportation and serves as an ex-officio, voting member of the board of directors.   


Terri Fujii,
 Audit Partner at CW Associates, CPAs, has over 27 years of public accounting experience, including ten years in the healthcare consulting practice of Ernst & Young during which she led audit engagements in the healthcare, nonprofit, education, retail, airlines, hospitality, and government industries, including their employee benefit plans. She also led internal audit engagements assisting clients with regulatory and compliance matters. She has a Master's of Accounting and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii. Terri is a past President of the Healthcare Financial Management Association - Hawaii Chapter, HSCPA, Accounting & Finance Women's Alliance - Hawaii Chapter, and Easter Seals Hawaii. She continues to serve Hawaii's finest nonprofit organizations.  Her term expires June 30, 2018.


Colleen Hanabusa
 has served in the Hawaii State Legislature, where she was the first woman to lead either chamber. She also served in the United States Congress, where she served as the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaskan Native Affairs. Ms. Hanabusa is also an attorney who has earned numerous awards and recognitions.  She is now practicing law and will be teaching a course at the UH Law School, entitled House of Cards: Federal Legislative Process.  Ms. Hanabusa also serves as a Board member for the Hawaii Gas Company as well as HART.  She holds the distinction of being the only member of the Board of Directors of HART that has signed the ceremonial Full Funding Grant Agreement with the FTA. Her term on the Board of Directors will run until June 30, 2016. Colleen is filling the remainder of Carrie Okinaga's term, which began July 1, 2011 and expires June 30, 2016.

William "Buzz" Hong
 is the former executive director of the Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council.  Hong earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and an associate's degree in police science from Chaminade University.  He has a three-year term on the board of directors beginning July 1, 2011.


Terrence Lee
 is a partner in the law firm Sullivan Meheula Lee with substantial experience in all aspects of investment and development projects. Terrence has also co-founded several successful businesses in Hawaii. He currently serves as a director of several large Hawaii companies, including Gentry Pacific, Inc. (land ownership and investments) and Roy's Holdings, Inc. His term on the Board of Directors will run for five years beginning July 1, 2015.



Ivan Lui-Kwan is an attorney and director with Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, and a former director of the City and County of Honolulu's Department of Budget and Fiscal Services. Lui-Kwan earned a juris doctorate from Rutgers University, a master's degree in international relations from Rutgers University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Saint Martin's University. He has a five-year term on the board of directors beginning July 1, 2011.

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