Career Highlights

• President of MFH Enterprises

• President and CEO of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association

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• Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu

• Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management

• Founder and Chairman of the Fund for the Pacific Century / Pacific Century Fellows program

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• Member of U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce (Bush administration)

• Honolulu City Councilman and Council chairman

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• U.S. Representative to the South Pacific Commission (Clinton administration)

• Director, Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (Waihee administration)

• Director, Hawaii Office of International Relations (Waihee administration)

• Vice President for Corporate Marketing and Public Affairs and President and General Manager of Punaluu Sweetbread Shop / Visitor Center and C. Brewer Hawaiian Juices for C. Brewer and Company

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• Staff Assistant to Vice President George H.W. Bush (Reagan administration)

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• Special Assistant to Governor George R. Ariyoshi

• Special Assistant in the U.S. Department of the Interior (Carter administration)
• History teacher and varsity basketball coach, ‘Iolani School

Mufi Hannemann has the distinction of having served in four Presidential administrations—Carter, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush—in a number of appointed capacities. He was a special assistant in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular and International Affairs under President Jimmy Carter. He was a White House Fellow with Vice President George H.W. Bush during the Reagan administration. He was President Bill Clinton’s U.S. representative to the South Pacific Commission under the U.S. Department of State. And he was appointed by former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship during the tenure of President George W. Bush.


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