Walter Dods to speak at Feb. 16 public lecture at Japanese Cultural Center's Manoa Grand Ballroom

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-5645
Public Information Officer, College of Business-External Relations Office
Posted: Jan 27, 2016

Walter A. Dods Jr.
Walter A. Dods Jr.

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, the UH Mānoa Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) will host a Kīpapa i ke Ala lecture featuring Walter A. Dods Jr., former Chairman of the Board of First Hawaiian Bank and current Chairman of Matson Inc.  Dods will sit down for an interview with PACE Executive Director Susan Yamada, and share stories from his book, “Yes! A Memoir of Modern Hawaiʻi.”

Says Yamada, “I am excited to get to know Walter, and ask him to share his experiences about his rise to the top in Hawai‘i’s corporate world. I plan to point to fascinating stories from his book, and extract his thoughts about being intrapreneurial and innovative within a corporation.”

Dods retired as chairman of the Board of First Hawaiian Bank in 2008. He is currently chairman of Matson Inc. and a trustee to the Estate of Samuel Mills Damon. He continues to serve on many corporate and civic boards.

Who:   Walter A. Dods Jr., Chairman of Matson Inc. and former Chairman of the Board of First Hawaiian Bank

What:  Kīpapa i ke Ala Lecture

Where: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa Grand Ballroom

When:  Tuesday February 16, 2016, 5 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

Cost:  Admission is free. Register online at
The book will be available for purchase at a discounted price of $10.

The Kīpapa i ke Ala lecture series is generously funded by John and Franci Davidson and the Emmett R. Quady Foundation. For more about these lectures, visit

Media: Dods will remain after the lecture to meet audience members and sign his book. For more information, please contact Tracy Taira at 956-5357 or

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