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    “We work toward excellence every day, with every client. The goal is to manage the process at the highest level so clients can focus their attention on what they do best.”
    ~ Mike Munekiyo, Munekiyo Hiraga Chairman
  • The Team

    At the core of our firm are talented, energetic people who have significant experience with governmental agencies at all levels and an excellent understanding of regulatory process, policies and protocol.

    Moreover, they bring strong strategic thinking backgrounds in urban and regional planning, communications, environmental management and geographic information systems.

    Watch videos of Mike and our next-generation executive team as they talk about how the company is poised for the future in our new Insights section.

    Click below to read a profile of each member of our team:

    mhi-mike-200x250Michael T. Munekiyo

    Michael was born and raised in Wailuku. After graduating from Baldwin High School, he attended Colorado State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. MORE

    mhi-karlynn-200x250Karlynn K. Fukuda

    A graduate of Baldwin High School, Karlynn attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. MORE

    mhi-mark-1a-200x250Mark Alexander Roy
    Vice President
    Mark, a native of the United Kingdom, has been working with Munekiyo & Hiraga, Inc. since his arrival in the Hawaiian Islands in 2004. MORE

    tessa-munekiyo-ngTessa Munekiyo Ng
    Vice President

    Tessa was born and raised on Maui. After spending 10 years on the mainland, she returned to Hawaii to join Munekiyo Hiraga based in Honolulu. MORE

    erinmukaiErin Mukai
    Although Erin grew up on Maui, her family fostered within her a love for travel. Determined to study on the East Coast, after graduating from Seabury Hall, Erin attended Bowdoin College in Maine… MORE

    mhi-charlene-200x250Charlene Shibuya
    Senior Associate
    Charlene grew up on Maui in the plantation village of Paia and went on to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering… MORE

    Gwendolyn Cheney Rivera
    Senior Associate
    Gwen was born in Honolulu and relocated with her family to Columbus, Ohio. There, she attended school and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering at the Ohio State University. MORE

    Bryan K. Esmeralda
    Senior Associate
    Bryan was raised on Maui in the town of Wailuku. After graduating from Baldwin High School, Bryan attended the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with minors in Hawaiian Studies and History in 2010. MORE

    Kauanoe Batangan
    Senior Associate
    Kauanoe has government experience on the Federal, State, and County levels. Prior to joining Munekiyo Hiraga, he served as an aide to United States Senator Daniel Akaka, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, and Maui County Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura. MORE

    bryanesmeraldaYukino Uchiyama
    Yukino was born in Toyama and raised in Hokkaido, Japan. While earning her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Waseda University, she studied abroad at Portland State University in Oregon. MORE

    Malia Molina
    A new addition to the company, Malia is excited to work with the Munekiyo Hiraga team and learn more about the planning field. Born and raised on Maui, Malia is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Maui. MORE

    mhi-gwen-200x250Gwen Ohashi Hiraga
    Senior Advisor

    Gwen was born and raised on Maui, attending both Maui Community College and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Gwen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian and Pacific Studies. MORE

    Munekiyo Hiraga Administrative Support Team

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