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A C-107 graduate, Cory joined Men's Leadership of Hawaii with the vision and drive to build upon its legacy, and is focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity. As a general contractor, Cory provides services in bringing people's structural visions to life. He is also passionate about supporting others in creating and growing their own businesses through education and guidance. Cory enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and traveling to various places around the world.



Vice President

Keoni was raised in Kaimuki and graduated from Kaimuki High School and the University of Hawaii- Hilo. He is married to Carol Taira and together they have one son, Kenji. Currently, Keoni lives in Pacific Palisades, and works as an automobile mechanic. He attends New Hope Kailua and serves on the Levite ministry. In 1992, he attended the PSI Basic, and has been on the MLH board several times since its inception. He enjoys volunteering on projects and smoking meat. His vision for MLH is to create more opportunities for families to gather.

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Recording Secretary


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Corresponding Secretary

As a graduate of class 117 Ben is motivated and dedicated in supporting our community and the men of Men’s Leadership Hawaii. As Corresponding Secretary, he stands steadfast to his duty of getting information to our community in a timely manner.  


As a US Army veteran, Ben’s commitment to service has been forged and tested both at home and in the war zone. Ben continues to serve in many roles both in Men’s Leadership Hawaii and as a post commander for his Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1572.



Sergeant At Arms

My name is Epi Echavez. I am born and raised on the Island of Oahu, and currently reside in Waipahu. I served in the Marine Corps from 2000-2004 as a Field Radio Operator. From 2005 - 2017 I have been working as a Private contractor in the Aviation Industry in various trades to include, but not limited to Aircraft Mechanic, Electrician, Sheet Metal Mechanic, Work Leader, Technical Inspector, and Supervisor. Currently, I work for the Department of the Navy (Civilian) as a Production Line Manager for FRCSW Detachment, KBAY. I am happily married with 2 beautiful children, and live a Blessed Life. I enjoy helping others, and being of service at what ever capacity I can serve. I look forward to the amazing opportunities, and meeting powerful, creative, and energetic humans along my journey.  

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