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KAFH Officers

Daniel J. Y. Pyun | PRESIDENT

Daniel J. Y. Pyun immigrated to Hawaii from Korea, at the age of seven, armed with two English words, “Rawhide” and “Giddy up”.  While he did not grow up to be a cowboy, he did retire as a lawyer.  He has served on various boards and committees in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.  He was the founding president of the Korean American Bar Association Hawaii and has served multiple terms as president of the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce.  A strong proponent of “working together”, he established the Quad Chambers, a partnership consisting of the Korean, Chinese, Filipino, and Japanese chambers of commerce.

KAFH Daniel Pyun

Gina Kim Nakamura | VICE-PRESIDENT

Gina Kim Nakamura is Vice President and Korea Market Manager in the International Banking Group at Central Pacific Bank, handling primarily high-net-worth Korean individuals and commercial clients.

She has been involved with the Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce (HKCC) since the 1st Annual Korean Festival in 2001. She served as the president of the HKCC from 2007 to 2011 and is currently serving as the president in 2017 and 2018. She has also chaired the Korean Festival in Honolulu for many years.

Gina was also appointed by the Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu to serve as a Commissioner on the Status of Women Committee from 2011 to 2015. She also received a meritorious, a prestigious award from the President of Korea in 2009.

She has committed numerous years of service to various non-profit community organizations in Honolulu, including the United Korean Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Korean Cultural Center, International Affairs Advisory Council, the National Unification Advisory Council, the Korean Language Flagship Center and Korean American Foundation Hawaii.


Edward J. Shultz | SECRETARY

Edward J. Shultz is professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He first went to Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1966, after graduating from Union College in New York, and lived in Pusan. He received his PhD in 1976 from the University of Hawaii, and he taught at the University of Hawaii until he retired in August 2013.  At the University of Hawaii he served as the director of the Center for Korean Studies and later as the dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies. He was secretary of the Korean Centennial Committee in 2002-2003. 



Myung Hyo Jang | TREASURER

Myung Hyo Jang graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with Master of Business Administration degree.

He is currently CPA and president of Myung Hyo Jang, CPA, Inc. which is located at 1580 Makaloa St. Ste. 770, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.  He is actively involved in various Korean community groups such as The Founding President Syngman Rhee Society as treasurer, 18th National Unification Advisory Council of Korea as executive vice president, Father School Hawaii as president, and The Korean American Foundation Hawaii as treasurer.  In the past, he served as the President of Korean Golf Association of Hawaii from 2013 to 2014, and as Secretary of 16th National Unification Advisory Council of Korea. 

On December 10th, 2014, he was the recipient of Korea’s President’s award given by the former South Korean President, Geun-Hye Park.

Myung Hyo Jang - KAFH