Members of the East-West Center’s Board of Governors elected board member and former Punahou School President James Scott to serve as the board’s new chairman.

James Scott. 

At a meeting Monday the board named Scott to succeed attorney Richard Turbin, who had served his maximum term as chairman but remains on the board.

Board member Peter Ho — the chairman, president and CEO of the Bank of Hawaii — was selected to succeed Scott as the board’s Hawaii vice chair, according to a press release.

Ho joins Vice Chair Kurt Campbell, chairman and CEO of The Asia Group and a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Scott was appointed to the East-West Center Board of Governors by Gov. David Ige in May 2017.

The board has 18 members: five appointed by the governor, five by the U.S. secretary of state, five members from Asia and the Pacific islands who are elected by the full board, and three ex-officio members who include the governor, the assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, and the president of the University of Hawaii, or their designees.

Something to consider...

Civil Beat is a small, independent newsroom that provides free content with no paywall. That means readership growth alone can’t sustain our journalism.

The truth is that less than 2% of our monthly readers are financial supporters. To remain a viable business model for local news, we need a higher percentage of readers-turned-donors.

Will you consider making a tax-deductible gift today?

About the Author