Jeffrey N. Watanabe is a retired partner of the Honolulu law firm of Watanabe Ing he helped found in 1971. Mr. Watanabe remains active as a business and community leader serving on the boards of Alexander & Baldwin and its subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Grace Pacific Corporation, Oahu Publications (The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and MidWeek), Tissue Genesis and Trex Enterprises. He chairs the board of Hawaiian Electric Industries and is a board member of HEI subsidiaries American Savings Bank and Hawaiian Electric Company. Mr. Watanabe’s work with non-profits includes being a trustee of Sesame Workshop, Punahou School and chairing the Consuelo Foundation headquartered in Honolulu and Manila. He also chairs The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii’s Corporate Council for the Environment.