Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 269



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Economic Development and Technology, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 269, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:


begs leave to report as follows:

STACEY C. G. HEE and GAIL ANN M. HONDA, Ph.D., for terms to expire June 30, 2006,

begs leave to report as follows:

Your Committee received testimony in support of both nominees from the High Technology Development Corporation. Testimony was received in support of Stacey C. G. Hee from the Representative from the Twenty-Fifth District, Bank of Hawaii, PacificNews.Net, Ho'ike.Net, Carlsmith Ball, LLP, and an individual.

Stacey C. G. Hee's legal background and expertise in real estate negotiations, leases, and general contracts, corporate and business law, and taxation are important to the Corporation's operations. She will be an asset to the Corporation and a contributing member of the Board of Directors.

Gail Ann M. Honda, currently the President and CEO of Global Optima, Inc., brings knowledge and expertise in the commercial high technology industry. She has assisted business professionals to learn and use technology to increase productivity. With a doctorate and master's degree from the University of Chicago, she is knowledgeable about the development of business and financial plans, which is an integral component to the success of start-up technology companies.

Upon review of the testimony and written statements submitted by the nominees, your Committee finds that Stacey C. G. Hee and Gail Ann M. Honda have the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Board of Directors of the High Technology Development Corporation.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominees, has found the nominees to be qualified for the positions to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nominations.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development and Technology,


ROD TAM, Chair