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Feb 16, 2017

Dawn Harflinger promoted to LT vice president & chief financial officer

HONOLULU, February 16, 2017 – The Liliʻuokalani Trust has named Dawn Harflinger vice president and chief financial officer.  Ms. Harflinger will report to Robert H. Ozaki, the trust’s president and chief executive officer.  She most recently served as the trust’s chief investment officer.

In her new role as vice president and chief financial officer, Ms. Harflinger oversees the finance activities of the trust, including all financial, tax, and compliance matters, as well as management of the trust’s investment portfolio; in addition, she has oversight of the trust’s information technology, communications, human resources, and organizational development divisions.

Harflinger joined the trust in 2005 as an executive fiscal officer with the Queen Liliʻuokalani Children’s Center.  In 2006 she transitioned to the endowment group where she was involved in nearly all aspects of endowment operations, including property management, leasing, land appraisals, budget, accounting, and tax and probate matters.  She later narrowed her focus to the trust’s investment portfolio, developing internal systems and processes and managing its day-to-day operations.  Harflinger was promoted to director of investments in 2014, and then to vice president and chief investment officer a year later in January 2015.  Prior to joining Liliʻuokalani Trust, Harflinger worked in various financial capacities for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Ms. Harflinger is a graduate of Pacific University in Oregon, where she earned both a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of English Literature.  She currently serves as an officer for the CFA Society Hawaii, as a director for the Waikiki Improvement Association, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute where she spent six years on its young leader executive committee.  She is a candidate in the CFA Program.

About Liliʻuokalani Trust

Lili‘uokalani Trust was established by Hawaiʻi’s last ruling monarch, the beloved Queen Lili‘uokalani.  Her Deed of Trust, executed in 1909, directs that the Queen’s lands be utilized to serve and provide for orphan and destitute children in perpetuity.  The core Trust assets include some 6,400 acres of land, the majority in Kona. 

The vision of Liliʻuokalani Trust is e nā kamalei lupalupa, “Thriving Hawaiian Children.”  Its mission: “We believe in the resiliency of our Hawaiian children; we advocate and work towards systemic change for their wellbeing and build them pathways to thriving lives.”  


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