Matt and Erin Takamine established a $50,000 scholarship for the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Their scholarship will benefit undergraduate students who are pursuing a business degree in accounting.
“I was honored to be part of the first cohort of the Oscar and Rosetta Fish Scholarship for Excellence at the Shidler College of Business,” said Matt. “The Fish Scholarship was instrumental in my ability to complete my education and covered 100 percent of my tuition while at Shidler. It also allowed me to travel outside of the U.S. for the first time through the Asia Field Study program.”
Born and raised in Hawaiʻi, the Takamines attended public high schools and UH Mānoa. Upon earning their degrees, they both began their careers with KPMG LLP.
Erin is currently an audit managing director at the KPMG Honolulu office and also serves on the board of directors of Junior Achievement Hawaii and is active with Women Corporate Directors, the world’s largest membership organization and community of women corporate board directors.
Matt previously served as the senior audit manager at KPMG LLP and is now an executive managing director and captive operations leader at Beecher Carlson, an Atlanta-based large accounts insurance brokerage and risk management advisory company. Matt also serves as the president of the Hawaii Captive Insurance Council.
—By Dolly Omiya