Admiral Thomas B. Fargo USN (Ret.)
Admiral Fargo has been the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. since March 2011. He served as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, from May 2002 to March 2005. He transitioned to the private sector as President of Trex Enterprises, a privately held High Technology Company, from 2005-2008. In April 2008, he became a Managing Director of J.F. Lehman and Co with principal responsibilities as President and CEO of HSF Holdings/Hawai‘i Superferry. He was the John M. Shalikasvili Chair in National Security Studies at the National Bureau of Asian Research from 2010 to March 2016. He has been a Director of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE) since March 2005 and a Director of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE:GBX) since July 2015.
Through his various executive and leadership roles, Admiral Fargo brings to the Board experience in maritime and military operations and in managing complex business organizations. He is knowledgeable about Hawaii and Matson’s operating markets through his involvement in the Hawaii business community and local community organizations. Admiral Fargo also has extensive diplomatic, business and policy experience in Asia. As the senior military commander in East Asia and the Pacific, he was responsible for U.S. security arrangements and engagement with the respective governments of the region. He also has public company board experience via his service on a number of publicly traded companies, including Huntington Ingalls Industries, where he is Chairman of the Board, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., and Hawaiian Electric Industries.