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October 23, 2013 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Pacific Beach Hotel
2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
$20.00 includes Lunch Buffet & Free Parking
Linda Collard, Executive Director

DavidChangPhoto.jpgDavid S. Chang is an entrepreneur and the Chairman and CEO of Chang Holding Company. He founded Chang Holding Company in 2010 and is based out of Honolulu, Hawaii.  David is also the editor of The Art of Thinking Smart, a blog and finance column in The Star-Advertiser’s weekly Midweek with a readership of over 400,000 people in the State of Hawaii.

In 2011, Pacific Edge Magazine selected David as Young Professional of the Year. In 2010, he was selected as the Business Leader of the Year from the Pacific Business News 2010 class of Forty Under 40 in Hawaii. In 2011 he was a finalist for The Business Leadership Hawaii American Savings Bank Business Leader of the Year. He has also been selected as one of the Three Outstanding Young Persons Award by Hawaii Junior Chamber of Commerce, finalist as Top New Business of the Year by Hawaii Business News and honored by the World Chinese Venture Model Association. David's Wealth Management Company, WealthBridge Inc., was selected as a FIVE-STAR Wealth Manager for the State of Hawaii in 2013, 2012, and 2011, representing the top 4% of Wealth Managers statewide. In 2013 and 2012 WealthBridge Inc. was selected by The National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices (NABCAP) as a Premier Advisor.  In 2012, they were awarded the "Excellence in Customer Satisfaction" Talk of the Town winner, with a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating.

He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Computer Science and holds a Masters in Arts in Political Science from the University of Hawaii and a Masters in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary. In addition, David was selected as an East-West Graduate Degree Fellow and earned a Certificate of Leadership from the East-West Center. He is a guest lecturer at universities in Hawaii.

David has served in the U.S. Army as an active duty Armor and Military Intelligence Officer with the 25th Infantry Division. He is a veteran of the Global War on Terror and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He currently serves as the 29th Brigade Combat Team Intelligence Officer in the Hawaii Army National Guard. 

David was elected Chairman of the Hawaii Republican Party in 2011 and 2013 and serves as a member of the Republican National Committee. He was a super-delegate for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. He was selected by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as Hawaii’s Top 10 Influencers of the 2012 Elections.

David is a member of the Financial Planning Association, Lions Club International, Rotary Club, Toastmasters International, is the past Chair of the Young Professionals program of The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, is on the Board of Directors for Builders Industry Hawaii (BIA), and involved with local church ministries. David is an accomplished musician, leading numerous church music teams playing the guitar, trumpet, piano, and lead vocals.

David is married to Beth Fukumoto Chang, an elected Hawaii State Representative for District 36 – Mililani and Mililani Mauka. She has a B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an M.A. in American Studies from Georgetown University.

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