Robert H. Ozaki
Bob was raised in Kuli`ou`ou Valley on Oʻahu beneath the shadow of Kohelepelepe, a mountain which has looked after him all of his life. He spent his childhood playing in the wilderness around Kuapa pond when mullet and crab were plentiful and fish hawks filled the sky.
His association with the Queen started at an early age when he attended Queen Lydia Liliʻuokalani Elementary School. He graduated from `Iolani School in the pre-coed age. His nomadic journey through college started at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota and ended at the University of Hawai`i after a detour through Reno, Nevada for commercial flight school. He pursued graduate study at Faber College.
Bob’s career started in childhood when he struck gold at Knott’s Berry Farm. He ran the real estate and agribusiness arm for a Forbes 50 publicly-traded diversified corporation; oversaw a health services company with hospital, insurance and real estate operations, and cooked at the World Championship Chili contest in the Mojave Desert. Bob helped start a shelter for troubled youth; was awarded a Silver Anvil Award for excellence by the Public Relations Society of America; and, established the investment function at two important institutions.
His board memberships and affiliations have included: 100th Infantry BN Veterans, 200 Club, BlackSand Capital, Hawaii International Film Festival, Honolulu Waldorf School, Institutional Limited Partners Association, Lambda Alpha International, Manoa Valley Theater, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, PBS Hawaii, Shakespeare Ghost Town, Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter, Thomas Weisel Partners, Urban Land Institute, U.S.-Japan Council, and the Waikiki Improvement Association.
Bob and his wife Becky live in Honolulu. The family includes three children, three grandchildren, and two dogs.