STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3776

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: GOV. MSG. NOS. 714, 715, 716

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 714, 715, and 716, submitting for study and consideration the nominations of:

 

Board of Directors of the HAWAII Technology Development Corporation

 

G.M. No. 714

CREIGHTON ARITA,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022 (Commission name amended to Hawaii Technology Development Corporation by GM754);

 

G.M. No. 715

MARTIN ZORN,

for a term to expire 06-30-2018 (Commission name amended to Hawaii Technology Development Corporation by GM755); and

 

G.M. No. 716

MARTIN ZORN,

for a term to expire 06-30-2022(Commission name amended to Hawaii Technology Development Corporation by GM756),

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

Your Committee reviewed the personal histories, resumes, and statements submitted by Creighton Arita and Martin Zorn for service on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.

 

CREIGHTON ARITA

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment of Creighton Arita from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.

 

Mr. Arita is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of ike Hawaii, a family of companies in technology and health care, and TeamPraxis, a company that aims to leverage technology to empower independent physicians to improve the quality of patient care while reducing healthcare costs. Mr. Arita has first-hand experience in building a successful technology company in Hawaii and has previously served on the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation Board of Directors, where he utilized his extensive knowledge of technology and technology business administration. Your Committee finds that Mr. Arita's intimate knowledge of the technology sector in Hawaii would make him a valuable member and qualify him to once again serve on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.

 

MARTIN ZORN

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of the nominations for the appointment and reappointment of Martin Zorn from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.

 

Mr. Zorn is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Kamakura Corporation, a financial risk management software company headquartered in Hawaii. Kamakura Corporation relocated from Japan to Hawaii and is a graduate of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation incubation program at the Manoa Innovation Center. Mr. Zorn has served on numerous boards throughout his career, giving him the knowledge and experience of acting as an advisor to various organizations. He is active in the community and serves on the Boards of the Arcadia Family of Companies, Hawaii chapter of Financial Executives International, and Food Innovation Center at the University of Hawaii Maui, among other organizations. Your Committee finds that Mr. Zorn's background as a lender, investor, mentor, and coach to technology firms qualify him to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development, Tourism, and Technology that are attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, 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, Tourism, and Technology,

 

 

 

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GLENN WAKAI, Chair