Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Eric Yeaman

    Chairman of the Board
    Founder and Managing Partner
    Hoku Capital LLC

    Eric Yeaman is chairman of Alexander & Baldwin, as of October 1, 2020. He has served as an independent director since 2012.

    Yeaman is managing partner of Hoku Capital LLC. From June 2015 to August 2019, he served as president and chief operating officer of First Hawaiian, Inc., as well as First Hawaiian Bank, the state’s largest bank. Yeaman also served as chief executive officer of Hawaiian Telcom, the state’s leading communications provider from 2008-2015. Prior to joining Hawaiian Telcom, Yeaman was the senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO), and financial vice president and chief financial officer of Hawaiian Electric Industries, HECO’s parent company. From 2000 to 2003, he was the chief operating and financial officer for Kamehameha Schools.

    Yeaman serves on the publicly traded company board of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) as well as the nonprofit boards of the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, Friends of Hawaii Charities and Hawaii Asia Pacific Association.

    Yeaman earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is a certified public accountant (not in public practice) in the State of Hawaii.

  • Shelee Kimura

    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Hawaiian Electric

    Shelee Kimura is the president and chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. (HECO), which serves 95% of Hawai‘i’s population. Kimura previously served as senior vice president of Customer Service & Public Affairs and senior vice president of Business Development & Strategic Planning of HECO. Before joining HECO, Kimura led Investor Relations and Strategic Planning at Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), the parent company of Hawaiian Electric and the largest publicly traded company in Hawai‘i. She previously worked as HEI’s director of corporate finance and investments and prior to that was a consulting manager at Arthur Andersen and its successor firm in Honolulu, KMH LLP.

    Kimura has been recognized for her leadership and service to the business and non-profit communities, including awards from the University of Hawai’‘i Shidler College of Business, the American Lung Association, the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i, the U.S. Department of Energy and the O‘ahu YWCA. She is an Omidyar Fellow, a member of the Women Corporate Directors Foundation and an ambassador for the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative. She serves on the Shidler College of Business Advisory Council of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and on the boards of Mid-Pacific Institute and the nonprofits Parents and Children Together and Nā Kama Kai.

    Kimura earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and is an executive education graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Diana Laing

    Chief Financial Officer
    American Homes 4 Rent

    Diana Laing’s career has included CFO roles at several real estate operating companies and REITs. She most recently served as chief financial officer at American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH), a publicly traded REIT that owns and rents more than 50,000 single-family homes across the US mainland. She also served as CFO and held other finance positions at Thomas Properties Group, Inc., New Pacific Realty Corporation, Firstsource Corp., Arden Realty, Inc., and Southwest Property Trust, Inc.  Laing also served as interim chief financial officer of Alexander & Baldwin from November 2018 to May 2019.

    Laing earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Oklahoma State University and is still active with the university, serving as a trustee of the Oklahoma State University Foundation and as chair of the Dean’s Council for the Spears School of Business. Laing is a certified public accountant.

  • John Leong

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC

    John Leong is CEO of Kupu, a non-profit organization he co-founded in 2007. Kupu provides service-learning programs in conservation and sustainability to empower youth, restore communities and build a more sustainable future for Hawaii. Kupu’s efforts have led to the creation of hundreds of internships and service-learning opportunities annually which blend vocational training and green leadership development to support more than 100 partner organizations across Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region.

    Leong also is CEO and co-founder of Pono Pacific, LLC, a natural resource management company that aids conservation agencies and landowners in their efforts to preserve, protect, and restore Hawai’iʻs precious ecosystems. Pono Pacific also provides ecosystem services that are leading Hawaii into a more resilient future such as through sustainable agriculture and carbon sequestration through reforestation. The work Leong's organizations have done has produced hundreds of millions of dollars in socio-environmental impact for Hawaii and beyond.

    He serves on the boards of the Honolulu YMCA, UH SeaGrant and Island Insurance Company. Leong is a recognized community leader and was selected to be an Obama Foundation Fellow in 2019 and an Omidyar Fellow in 2015.

    Leong earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental management & policy and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Thomas Lewis

    Chief Executive Officer
    Realty Income Corporation

    Tom Lewis is retired chief executive officer of Realty Income Corporation, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that is specializes in providing shareholders with dependable monthly income from the cash flow from real estate properties owned. He joined Realty Income in 1987 and held a number of executive positions before serving as CEO from 1997 until his retirement in 2013. Lewis took Realty Income public in the 90s and guided its growth into a $15 billion REIT.

    He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chaminade University.

  • Lance Parker

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    Lance Parker is president and chief executive officer of Alexander & Baldwin, the only publicly traded REIT to focus exclusively on commercial real estate in Hawai'i and the state's largest owner of grocery-anchored retail centers. Parker has overseen the Company's real estate operations since September 1, 2015. He joined A&B in 2004 in an acquisition role and has held positions of steadily increasing responsibility throughout his career. Parker oversaw the highly successful migration of A&B's once-disparate mainland commercial portfolio back to Hawai'i and the development of a fully-integrated, in-house property management and leasing capability. Parker serves as a director on the A&B Board.

    Parker is active in professional organizations, having served on the boards of CCIM Hawai'i and Hawai'i Developers' Council and community non-profits, including the Historic Hawai'i Foundation and Bishop Museum. He is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Southern California.

  • Douglas Pasquale

    • Lead Independent Director

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Capstone Enterprises Corporation
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Nationwide Health Properties, Inc.

    Doug Pasquale is founder and chief executive officer of Capstone Enterprises Corporation. From 2009 until July 2011, he served as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Nationwide Health Properties, Inc. (NHP), a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) investing in senior housing facilities, long-term care facilities and medical office buildings throughout the United States. Pasquale was appointed chairman of NHP in May 2009 and also served as president and chief executive officer since 2004. NHP was acquired by Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) in July 2011. Pasquale served as a director of Ventas from 2011 until May 2017.

    Pasquale has been a director of the Alexander & Baldwin board since 2012.

    Pasquale received a bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado.