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Dawn Harflinger


As chief financial officer, Dawn is responsible for LT’s overall financial strategy and also functions as chief investment officer. 

She oversees the investment, accounting, financial planning and analysis, treasury, audit, tax, and regulatory functions at LT.

Dawn spent her childhood on a ranch along Oʻahu’s Waiʻanae coast, raising horses, cows, pigs and chickens.  When not buried in a book, she rode horses (even won a buckle at the local keiki rodeo), adopted stray animals (including a horse), and engaged in cowpie warfare with her three siblings.  She also spent countless days at the beach with her large extended family.   

Navigating LT’s financial strategy and investment assets is far less complicated than Dawn’s adventures in motherhood: she has four children, ages 15 to 21.  She still takes in stray animals – most recently, all have been dogs, although she'd love to find another lost horse!  If Dawn has any free time after being World’s Best Mom, she’ll be at the beach or pursuing her never-ending appetite for learning through travel, everyday adventures, and reading as many books as she possibly can.

Dawn received her Bachelors degrees in both Business and English Literature from Pacific University in Oregon.  She is a CFA charterholder, the vice president of CFA Society Hawaii, a director for the Waikiki Improvement Association, and a member of the Urban Land Institute.