Carol A. VanCamp
Carol A. VanCamp, a resident of Keaʻau on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, has an extensive background in business, and has been an active community leader throughout her career.
She is presently an associate in Brokerage Services for CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), in Hilo. From 1989-2005, she worked for General Growth Properties, Inc., serving as marketing director for Prince Kuhio Plaza shopping center in Hilo for nearly 4 years, and then as general manager for 12 years.
From 1976 to 1989, she served as executive director of Downtown Port Huron, Inc., a private non-profit downtown business organization in Port Huron, MI. From 1985-89, she also served as the executive director of the Port Huron Downtown Development Authority, a public/private partnership charged with guiding downtown development. From 1973-76, she was a newspaper reporter with Gannett Newspapers at The Times Herald in Port Huron, MI.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism and English from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI, where she graduated as Journalism Graduate of the year in 1973. She also has a Certified Marketing Director (CMD) degree from the International Council of Shopping Centers. She is an active Hawaiʻi Real Estate salesperson.
Active in community service, she is a past president and current Membership Chair for the Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce, and is currently a member of the East Hawaiʻi Regional Board for Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corp. She is also secretary of the board of Junior Achievement of Hawaiʻi Island, and Chair of the Advisory Board for the University of Hawaii College of Business and Economics.
VanCamp serves as a member of the Governor’s East Hawaiʻi Council of Advisors, and is president of Friends of Big Island Drug Court. She is also the president of Hui Ka Ua, a non-profit organization form to support the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College. She is a past president and current member of the Rotary Club of Hilo Bay.
In 1999 and again in 2001, she served as chair of the board of Hawaiʻi Island United Way, and was a past president of the Big Island Chapter of the American Marketing Association. She is currently a board member of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Hawaiʻi Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, and the UH Hilo Alumni and Friends Association.
In 1999, she was recognized as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Women in Business Advocate of the Year for the State of Hawaiʻi, and in 2003, she received the Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce and Island Chevrolet’s Athena Award.