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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 President
  • The Team

    Charlene Shibuya, Senior Associate

    mhi-charlene-200x250Charlene 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.  She recently retired from the State of Hawaii, Department of Transportation – Highways Division, Maui District Office with 30 years of experience in development reviews, design project management, and construction program administration for various complex highway projects.  She also served as the County of Maui Traffic Engineer prior to joining DOT.

    As a highway engineer working on many government projects, she understands the importance of addressing environmental concerns and gaining community support to move projects forward.  Her personal mission was to always take projects to the affected community to receive input, facilitate discussion, and where reasonable, include the community feedback into the project.

    Charlene is a licensed Professional Engineer and a member of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers – Maui Chapter.

    Something you didn’t know:
    Charlene is a NASCAR racing enthusiast, former Go Kart (100cc) race driver, has a motorcycle license, and over the decades has skied 24 different resorts all over the western U.S. and Canada.

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