Fearless leaders to guide and inspire

Board Members are our leaders of their respective committees. The Committees Board is elected once a year and any active Ad 2 Honolulu member is eligible to be nominated for each position. The Executive Committee oversees club management and operation. Board Members who have served for at least 1 year may be eligible to be nominated for an Executive Committee position.


Executive Committee

  PRESIDENT    Roann Gatdula   Graphic Designer Hagadone Hawaii    What is your favorite event put on by the club?   All of our annual fundraisers. We get to showcase the hard work of our excellent Public Service committee and we raise funds for the club.

PRESIDENT

Roann Gatdula
Graphic Designer
Hagadone Hawaii

What is your favorite event put on by the club?

All of our annual fundraisers. We get to showcase the hard work of our excellent Public Service committee and we raise funds for the club.

  VICE PRESIDENT    Khrystyn Huynh   Marketing Manager HOCU    What is your favorite advertising campaign or commercial?   My favorite campaign is the Disney’s Year of a Million Dreams “Where Dreams Come True” campaign with Annie Leibovitz. I though the copy was magical and the imagery with celebs dressed as different Disney characters was a nice modern twist to what we are used to.

VICE PRESIDENT

Khrystyn Huynh
Marketing Manager
HOCU

What is your favorite advertising campaign or commercial?

My favorite campaign is the Disney’s Year of a Million Dreams “Where Dreams Come True” campaign with Annie Leibovitz. I though the copy was magical and the imagery with celebs dressed as different Disney characters was a nice modern twist to what we are used to.

  SECRETARY    Trey Takahashi   Donor Development Officer Red Cross Hawaii    What is your favorite event put on by the club?   My favorite event is the Water Cooler Wednesdays. I love that it’s always on the last Wednesday of each month and such a great way to keep in touch with friends and colleagues on a regular basis.

SECRETARY

Trey Takahashi
Donor Development Officer
Red Cross Hawaii

What is your favorite event put on by the club?

My favorite event is the Water Cooler Wednesdays. I love that it’s always on the last Wednesday of each month and such a great way to keep in touch with friends and colleagues on a regular basis.

  ADVISOR    Laura Ward   Project Manager - Creative Services Sullivan Family of Companies    Why did you join Ad 2?   To integrate into the industry, gain hands on experience in creating and integrated advertising campaign and meet aspiring young professionals.

ADVISOR

Laura Ward
Project Manager - Creative Services
Sullivan Family of Companies

Why did you join Ad 2?

To integrate into the industry, gain hands on experience in creating and integrated advertising campaign and meet aspiring young professionals.

  TREASURER    Jasmine Cho   Assistant Account Executive   ER Marketing    What is your favorite advertising campaign or commercial?   Kim Kardashian’s T-mobile commercial.

TREASURER

Jasmine Cho
Assistant Account Executive
ER Marketing

What is your favorite advertising campaign or commercial?

Kim Kardashian’s T-mobile commercial.

Board Members

  PUBLIC SERVICE CO-CHAIR    Michael Choe   Social Media Specialist Hawaiian Electric    Why did you join Ad 2?   As an English major with no advertising, marketing, or business background, I was looking for a way to get my foot in the door. A friend recommended Ad 2 so I contacted Trey and he invited me to the next Water Cooler event. And that’s where my journey started!

PUBLIC SERVICE CO-CHAIR

Michael Choe
Social Media Specialist
Hawaiian Electric

Why did you join Ad 2?

As an English major with no advertising, marketing, or business background, I was looking for a way to get my foot in the door. A friend recommended Ad 2 so I contacted Trey and he invited me to the next Water Cooler event. And that’s where my journey started!

  PUBLIC SERVICE CO-CHAIR    Lauren Caliwag   Digital Account Coordinator Becker Communications, Inc.    What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?   Sustainability advertising - campaigns and ads that promote social, economic, and environmental benefits through local products, services or actions.

PUBLIC SERVICE CO-CHAIR

Lauren Caliwag
Digital Account Coordinator
Becker Communications, Inc.

What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?

Sustainability advertising - campaigns and ads that promote social, economic, and environmental benefits through local products, services or actions.

  DIVERSITY    Kalino Grace   Recreation Aide City and County of Honolulu    What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?   More collaboration between advertising agencies and schools, whether it be high school or college, to allow a look behind the curtain as to how advertising campaigns are made.

DIVERSITY

Kalino Grace
Recreation Aide
City and County of Honolulu

What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?

More collaboration between advertising agencies and schools, whether it be high school or college, to allow a look behind the curtain as to how advertising campaigns are made.

  EDUCATION    Alexis Bennett   Marketing Manager Island Urgent Care    What is your favorite event put on by the club?   I really like the annual fundraiser. It is fun and a lot of people work hard to make it a success!

EDUCATION

Alexis Bennett
Marketing Manager
Island Urgent Care

What is your favorite event put on by the club?

I really like the annual fundraiser. It is fun and a lot of people work hard to make it a success!

  COMMUNICATIONS CO-CHAIR    Helen Chang   Marketing and Advertising Executive Nella Media Group    What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?   Print to make a comeback! My entire career experience has been within the print field, and I would hear, “print is dead” constantly! Never in my heart did I believe it. Smaller, creatively curated print is growing in desire.

COMMUNICATIONS CO-CHAIR

Helen Chang
Marketing and Advertising Executive
Nella Media Group

What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?

Print to make a comeback! My entire career experience has been within the print field, and I would hear, “print is dead” constantly! Never in my heart did I believe it. Smaller, creatively curated print is growing in desire.

  COMMUNICATIONS CO-CHAIR    Mitchell Inouye   Assistant Sales Manager EMSS    Why did you join Ad 2?   I first found out about Ad 2 when I was invited to the annual fundraiser and joined shortly after. It's been a great experience meeting other young professionals and learning more about the industry from them.

COMMUNICATIONS CO-CHAIR

Mitchell Inouye
Assistant Sales Manager
EMSS

Why did you join Ad 2?

I first found out about Ad 2 when I was invited to the annual fundraiser and joined shortly after. It's been a great experience meeting other young professionals and learning more about the industry from them.

  PROGRAMS & FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIR    Kyli Kim   Marketing Assistant Simplicity HR by ALTRES    What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?   I would like to see more local businesses utilizing social media to their advantage. It could be a great way for them to build brand awareness and engage with their customers.

PROGRAMS & FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIR

Kyli Kim
Marketing Assistant
Simplicity HR by ALTRES

What would you like to see more of in Advertising in Hawaii?

I would like to see more local businesses utilizing social media to their advantage. It could be a great way for them to build brand awareness and engage with their customers.

  PROGRAMS & FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIR    Debbie Lee   Marketing and Development Manager   Hospice Hawaii    What is your favorite advertising campaign or commercial?   I don’t have a favorite commercial/campaign, but I do like watching the commercials during the Super Bowl. It’s interesting to see the different ways these large companies try to catch the consumers’ attention with their commercials.

PROGRAMS & FUNDRAISING CO-CHAIR

Debbie Lee
Marketing and Development Manager
Hospice Hawaii

What is your favorite advertising campaign or commercial?

I don’t have a favorite commercial/campaign, but I do like watching the commercials during the Super Bowl. It’s interesting to see the different ways these large companies try to catch the consumers’ attention with their commercials.

 
  MEMBERSHIP    Scott Imamura   Culinary Coordinator Sullivan Family of Companies    Why did you join Ad 2?   After being away from public service for years, I wanted to find an organization in which I not only serve the community, but learn from successful young marketing/advertising professionals. Luckily, a coworker invited me to a monthly Water Cooler Wednesday and I instantly felt like I was apart of a special community.

MEMBERSHIP

Scott Imamura
Culinary Coordinator
Sullivan Family of Companies

Why did you join Ad 2?

After being away from public service for years, I wanted to find an organization in which I not only serve the community, but learn from successful young marketing/advertising professionals. Luckily, a coworker invited me to a monthly Water Cooler Wednesday and I instantly felt like I was apart of a special community.

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