2490 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Mufi Hannemann is currently the President & CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. He served as the 12th mayor of the City & County of Honolulu, the 13th largest municipality in the United States. He took office in January 2005 and was reelected resoundingly, with an 80-percent public approval rating, to a second term that began in January 2009. He is also a non-profit executive and is a professional consultant.
The Honolulu-born, Harvard-educated leader is an alumnus of ‘Iolani School, where he was student body president, an all-star athlete in football and basketball, and recipient of the Headmaster’s Award. He chose to attend Harvard University, where he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in government, was active in student government and lettered in varsity basketball. After graduating in 1976, he studied abroad as a Fulbright Scholar at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.
He was an executive with agribusiness C. Brewer and Company, created and operated his own consulting firm with clients in Asia , Hawaii and the mainland, runs a non-profit organization, and was an educator and coach at ‘Iolani School, his high school alma mater , where he served on the Board for over two decades. He also founded the Pacific Century Fellows ( PCF) . modeled after the White House Fellows, which has to date mentored and encouraged 14 classes of future generations of local leaders. A chapter of the PCF program has been established in the Marianas region and is presently engaged with its 2nd class of Fellows. He is also a weekly radio show host on 107.9 Hawaii's Kool Gold and KNDI Radio 1270 AM and writes a weekly column in Honolulu's MidWeek and a monthly column in the Saipan Tribune Herald.