Duane E. Kurisu
Duane Kurisu is Chairman and CEO of aio, a diverse family of companies firmly rooted in local values. aio’s brands include ESPN Honolulu, CBS Sports Radio AM 1500, magazines Honolulu, Hawaii Business, Hawaii Home + Remodeling, Hawaii, and Honolulu Family. aio companies also include Watermark Publishing, Upspring, Pagoda Restaurant and B. Hayman. Duane is a minority owner of the San Francisco Giants and Oahu Publications. He serves on the Boards of Central Pacific Bank, Island Holdings, Oahu Publications and was a former University of Hawaii Regent. Duane graduated from Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration.
aio Foundation is the developer of Kahauiki, an affordable, plantation-style community designed for previously homeless families. The project is being developed as a result of key partnerships between businesses, government and other community organizations.