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AFCEA Hawaii has been connecting people and great ideas since 1953.

 

We are a local chapter of AFCEA International. Our ~650 local membership is a non-profit organization that has helped members advance information technology, communications and electronics capabilities. 

AFCEA Hawaii provides a forum for the ethical exchange of information between our military, government and industry communities to collaborate so that technology and strategy align with the needs of those who serve.

AFCEA is an organization that brings government, industry and academia together to share technical expertise and address community needs; we enable military, government, industry and academic collaboration. AFCEA Hawaii is for anyone in Hawaii with interests in STEM, Cyber, or gaining a better perspective of all levels of government in the Pacific. We welcome all military and professionals in both industry and government, as well as students and their instructors in academia.

We aim to facilitate networking and engagement, host informative presentations, develop students and professionals, and give back to the local community and nation. AFCEA is a place to reach out and ask a question, state a need, or offer an idea; it is an approachable, professional environment that feels like Ohana. 

 BENEFITS 

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Connect and Engage 

Connect with military, government, academia and industry groups while networking one-on-one with other professionals and senior leaders. AFCEA Hawaii hosts monthly luncheons, and targeted events from Tech-on-Tap to student mentoring to networking socials!

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Learn and Innovate

Attend thought-provoking and skill-building events. Join us for tech site visits and tech talks, monthly luncheons with local leaders, and our annual 3 day conference, TechNet Indo-Pacific (TIP) featuring premier keynote speakers and current-issue panel discussions.

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Get Noticed

Gain visibility and enhance your resume through leadership opportunities at the Chapter, Regional, and International levels. AFCEA has a full complement of leadership roles designed to develop the next generation of leaders and communicators.

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Make a Difference

Do something bigger than yourself by becoming an AFCEA member; we offer opportunities for members to help the Hawaii community through Cyber, STEM, and Robotics mentoring, supporting the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs and volunteering at community events.

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Be Awarded and Rewarded

Receive international recognition through AFCEA’s Awards and Scholarship programs. Hawaii AFCEANs have traveled to San Diego and Baltimore to receive awards including:
Meritorious Service, Leadership, Medal of Merit, Women’s Appreciation, and Young AFCEAN of the Year!

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Plug In Globally

Join the Hawaii chapter and have a global network available to you. AFCEA has more than 120 Chapters world-wide and supports and participates in technical conferences in Hawaii, California, Georgia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Japan, Korea and various sites in Europe.

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Have Fun

Make new friends, enjoy free food and drinks! Join us on an awesome adventure!

Subscribe to Our Network

AFCEA Hawaii is always looking for new members! Bring a friend and check us out at one of our sponsored events – volunteer with us at an event and you may get a discounted membership.

Board of Directors

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Brandon Lester
Director, President

Dick Palmieri
Director, Executive Vice President

Yogi Fong
Director, Secretary

Dave Pisanic
Director, Treasurer

Michael Gresens
Director, VP of Emerging Leaders

Larry Osborn
Director, VP of Intelligence

Mark Cleaver
Director, VP of Awards

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Jeff Bloom
Director, VP of 
Corporate Affairs

ReShonda McKee
Director, VP of
 
Educational Programs

Trisha Averill
Director, VP of
Events

Neal Faradineh
Director, VP of
Membership

Vic Perez
Director, VP of IT
Support & Communications

Vincent DiRienzo
Director, VP of
Cyber

Joe Delaney
Director, VP of
Military Affairs

Advisory Committee

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Matthew Sweeney
Financial Advisor

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Ed Ryglewicz
Regional Vice President

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Cynthia Pacheco
Technical Director TechNet Indo-Pacific

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Hali'a Hester
Women's Outreach Leader

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Corey Lindo
Director, VP of Intelligence

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Tina Yap
Executive Director

Past Presidents

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LINDA NEWTON

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DEAN FOX

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ED RYGLEWICZ

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KEN WIECKING

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JEFF BLOOM

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DICK MACKE
(DECEASED)

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TIM FREEMAN

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GUY WARREN

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CALLISTUS ELBOURNE

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SUSIE JANUZZI

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LISA OLSON

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JIM MULLER

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PETER KIM

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JOHN THORPE

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DOC TARANTO

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FRANK RAWLERSON (DECEASED)

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CORY LINDO

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NORA RUEBROOK

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SANDRA O'HARA

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BILLY HANEY (DECEASED)

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CYNTHIA PACHECO

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MEL ING (DECEASED)

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LOU DARNELL

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BEN FUKUMOTO

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