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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-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


    kari luna nunokawaKari Luna Nunokawa
    Senior Manager

    Kari was born and raised on the island of Maui. Upon graduating from Baldwin High School, Kari attended the University of Washington on a four year athletic scholarship for tennis. 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 RiveraGwendolyn 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
    Senior Associate
    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


    Chris SugidonoChris Sugidono
    Senior Associate
    A graduate of Seabury Hall, Chris attended the University of Oregon where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. He worked for the college’s newspaper, magazine and athletic department, which included live coverage of baseball, softball and football games. MORE


    Emily MuraiEmily Murai
    Emily was born and raised in Hilo on the Big Island. While in high school, her family relocated to Maui where she graduated from Baldwin High School. Emily went on to attend the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa earning a B.A. in American Studies.. MORE



    Michael T. Munekiyo
    Senior Advisor

    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



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