Matthew Cox

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    Matthew J. Cox
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Matthew J. Cox is Chairman and CEO of Matson, Inc. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2017 and became CEO in June 2012. Cox is responsible for overseeing the entire Matson organization, which includes Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (ocean transportation), Matson Logistics, Inc. (logistics) and Matson Terminals, Inc. (terminal operations in Hawaii). In addition to his Matson responsibilities, Cox is on the board of SSAT, a stevedoring joint venture in which Matson owns 35 percent. Cox joined Matson in June 2001 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 2005, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer. He had a key role in the start up of Matson's China – Long Beach Express in 2006. He served as President from 2008 to 2017. Prior to Matson, Cox had 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, 12 of which were spent at American President Lines, Ltd. (APL). From 1999 to 2001, he held executive posts at Distribution Dynamics, Inc., a provider of outsourced logistics, inventory management and integrated information systems based in Danville, California; he was the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer at the time he joined Matson. From 1987 to 1999, Cox held positions of increasing responsibility at APL, covering both financial and operational aspects of the company, including vice president, refrigerated container market; managing director, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent Region Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and director, financial support services. Cox serves on the board of First Hawaiian Bank. He is also a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable, Inc. and the Shidler College of Business Advisory Council at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Cox has a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified public accountant; he is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

    Admiral Thomas Fargo

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    Admiral Thomas B. Fargo USN (Ret.)
    Chairman of the Board
    Huntington Ingalls Industries (Military Shipbuilder)
    Admiral Tom Fargo became the Chairman of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), America's largest military shipbuilder, on March 31, 2011. HII was previously a business sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Following a distinguished career serving the U.S. Navy and the Department of Defense, Admiral Fargo transitioned to corporate leadership in March 2005, as President of Trex Enterprises, a privately held high technology company. In April 2008, he became a Managing Director of J.F. Lehman and Co, with principal responsibilities as President and CEO of HSF Holdings/Hawaii Superferry. He currently holds the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Admiral Fargo completed his military career as the twentieth officer to hold the position of Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. As the senior U.S. military commander in East Asia, the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, he led the largest unified command while directing the joint operations of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force across 100 million miles. He was responsible to the President through the Secretary of Defense as the U.S. military representative for collective defense arrangements in the Pacific. Admiral Fargo also served as the 29th Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from October 1999 to May 2002. His service as a leader in the Pacific was preceded by his command of the U.S. Fifth Fleet and Naval Forces of the Central Command during two years of Iraqi contingency operations from July 1996 to July 1998. His 35 years of service included six tours in Washington, DC, in addition to five commands in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Middle East. Born in San Diego, CA, he attended high school in Coronado, CA, and Sasebo, Japan. Admiral Fargo graduated from the United States Naval Academy in June 1970, and has additional Governance, Business and Financial training from Harvard and Stanford Universities. He is a 1989 recipient of the Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale Award for Inspirational Leadership. Admiral Fargo joined the Alexander & Baldwin board of directors in 2011 and became a board member of Matson, Inc. when the two companies separated in June of 2012. He also serves on the Boards of Directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE) and United States Automobile Association in addition to smaller private equity and venture capital portfolio companies. Previous service included the Boards of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Hawaiian Airlines (NASDAQ: HA). He is active in the community, serving on the Boards of Directors for the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the Friends of Hawaii Charities, and the Iolani School Board of Governors.

    Matthew Cox

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      Matthew J. Cox
      Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
      Matson, Inc.
      Matthew J. Cox is Chairman and CEO of Matson, Inc. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2017 and became CEO in June 2012. Cox is responsible for overseeing the entire Matson organization, which includes Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (ocean transportation), Matson Logistics, Inc. (logistics) and Matson Terminals, Inc. (terminal operations in Hawaii). In addition to his Matson responsibilities, Cox is on the board of SSAT, a stevedoring joint venture in which Matson owns 35 percent. Cox joined Matson in June 2001 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. In 2005, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer. He had a key role in the start up of Matson's China – Long Beach Express in 2006. He served as President from 2008 to 2017. Prior to Matson, Cox had 15 years of experience in the transportation industry, 12 of which were spent at American President Lines, Ltd. (APL). From 1999 to 2001, he held executive posts at Distribution Dynamics, Inc., a provider of outsourced logistics, inventory management and integrated information systems based in Danville, California; he was the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer at the time he joined Matson. From 1987 to 1999, Cox held positions of increasing responsibility at APL, covering both financial and operational aspects of the company, including vice president, refrigerated container market; managing director, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent Region Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and director, financial support services. Cox serves on the board of First Hawaiian Bank. He is also a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable, Inc. and the Shidler College of Business Advisory Council at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Cox has a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified public accountant; he is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.
      Chairman of the Board

      Michael Chun

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      Michael J. Chun
      Retired President and Headmaster
      The Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus (Educational Institution)
      Michael J. Chun is a retired president and headmaster of The Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama Campus. A 1961 graduate of Kamehameha Schools, Dr. Chun was the schools' tenth president and Headmaster of the Kapalama Campus. Dr. Chun joined the Alexander & Baldwin Board in 1990 and became a board member of Matson, Inc. when the two companies separated in June of 2012. He is also a director of the Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH). Dr. Chun is an active member in various community and professional organizations. He serves as director of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, the Metropolitan Board of the YMCA and as trustee of Hawaii Pacific University and board member of the Hawaii Medical Services Association. Chun received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a doctorate in environmental health engineering, both from the University of Kansas. He received a master's degree in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii.

      W. Baird

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      W. Blake Baird
      Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
      Terreno Realty Corporation
      W. Blake Baird is chairman and chief executive officer of Terreno Realty Corporation, a San Francisco-based public real estate investment trust. Before co-founding Terreno Capital Partners LLC in 2007, Baird served as president and director of AMB Property Corporation (NYSE: AMB), a global developer, owner and operator of industrial real estate, now known as Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD). Baird joined the Alexander & Baldwin Board in 2006 and became a board member of Matson, Inc. when the two companies separated in June of 2012. He also serves as a director of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO). He is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization and a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. Baird received two bachelor's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (in economics from the Wharton School and in history from the College of Arts and Sciences). He also received a master's degree in business administration from New York University.

      Stanley Kuriyama

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        Stanley M. Kuriyama
        Chairman and Retired Chief Executive Officer
        Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
        Stanley M. Kuriyama became the chairman of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX) in June 2012. He started his career with Alexander & Baldwin in 1992, and from January 2010 until his retirement in December 2015, he served as Alexander & Baldwin's president and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Alexander & Baldwin, Kuriyama was a partner in the law firm of Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright, specializing in real estate and real estate financing. He is a 1977 graduate of Harvard Law School. Kuriyama currently serves on the boards of various non-profit organizations.

        Jeffrey Watanabe

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        Jeffrey N. Watanabe
        Retired Founder
        Watanabe Ing LLP (Attorneys at Law)
        Jeffrey N. Watanabe is retired founder of Watanabe Ing law firm. Prior to co-founding Watanabe Ing in 1971, Watanabe was deputy attorney general for the State of Hawaii and also served as chief counsel for the State in matters before the federal transportation agencies. He was appointed director of Alexander & Baldwin in 2003 and became a board member of Matson, Inc. when the two companies separated in June of 2012. He also serves as director of First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd., Grace Pacific Corporation and Cellular Bioengineering, Inc. He is the non-executive Chairman of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc (NYSE: HE). He also serves on the boards of a number of community organizations. Watanabe is a member of the American and Hawaii Bar Associations, the Hawaii Business Roundtable, Hawaii Executive Conference and the Hawaii Asia Pacific Association. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his juris doctor from George Washington University Law Center.
        Independent Director

        Constance Lau

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        Constance H. Lau
        President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
        Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (Electric Utility/Banking)
        Constance H. Lau is president, chief executive officer and a director of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE), a holding company for Hawaiian Electric Company and American Savings Bank. She is chairman of the board of Hawaiian Electric Company. In addition, Lau is chairman of the board of American Savings Bank. She started her career with Hawaiian Electric in 1984. Lau joined the Alexander & Baldwin Board in 2004 and became a board member of Matson, Inc. when the two companies separated in June of 2012. She also serves on the boards of a number of community organizations in Hawaii. Lau received a bachelor's degree in administrative sciences from Yale University. She also received a juris doctor from the University of California's Hastings College of Law and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University.