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UH Board of Regents re-elects Martinson, Carlson and Lee as officers

University of Hawaiʻi
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Lynne Waters, (808) 956-9803
Associate Vice President, External Affairs & University Relations, UH System
Posted: May 18, 2012

Eric Martinson
Eric Martinson
Carl Carlson
Carl Carlson
James Lee
James Lee
HONOLULU (May 18, 2012) – The University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents re-elected Regent Eric Martinson to a one-year term as chair and Regents Carl Carlson and James Lee to one-year terms as vice chairs of the 15-member board at its monthly meeting held yesterday at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.
 
Born and raised in Honolulu, Martinson joined the board in 2009. He has more than 25 years of institutional investment and asset management experience. He is executive vice president of The Queen’s Health Systems and president of Queen Emma Land Company. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Hawai‘i-based solar technology company, Sopogy, Inc., and previously served on the boards of Hoike Holdings, BPA Technologies and DSH International. Martinson is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a BBA in finance and holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
 
Carlson is founder of Hu‘ehu‘e Ventures, a real estate consulting and agricultural property management firm. He has more than 40 years of experience in real estate, ranching and agriculture in Hawai‘i. Active in community affairs, he is currently the chair of the Advisory Committee of the Kuki‘o Community Fund, a charitable fund administered under the umbrella of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. He also serves as the facilitator of the Kona Water Roundtable and is one of its founders. Carlson obtained a BS from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
 
Lee is a partner in the Honolulu law firm of Devens, Nakano, Saito, Lee, Wong and Ching. He has experience in the restaurant industry, having served as managing director of Let’s Eat Hawai‘i, owner and operator of Sam Choy’s Restaurants in Hawai‘i, Japan and Guam, and managing director of the K. B. Lee Corp., a real estate development company and owner and operator of the Hee Hing Restaurant. He has served as president of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Honolulu and chair of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Foundation. Lee received his BBA in accounting from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and JD from UH Mānoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law.