Hogan Entrepreneurs Panel Discussion - Julie Morikawa, Dan Mangum, Haelee Tallett, and Shane Hanson

Our November 15 Wednesday evening session will be an Entrepreneurial Panel Discussion from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at Kieffer Hall Room 9. Our panel members are:

Julie Morikawa served as founder and president of ClimbHI since 2011.  She previously had more than a decade of experience in the hospitality and technology sectors, working with OTAs, eCommerce companies, hotel direct technology providers, hotels, restaurants, and mobile apps worldwide. This includes Expedia Inc., Aston Hotels & Resorts, Bellagio, Trump International Hotels & Resorts, Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort, Remark Media, and Traveltripper.

Dan Mangum is a marketing expert in Honolulu with experience in entertainment and music. Having served as the marketing director for Nextdoor in Chinatown since 2018, Dan has successfully planned and executed hundreds of events with brands and musicians ranging from Red Bull and Soulection to local artists including Natural Vibrations and Inna Vision, helping rejuvenate the downtown arts scene.  He is also the founder of Mangum HI.

Haelee Tallett aka Haels is the owner and designer of Ocean Creations (OC) from the island of Oʻahu.  She started OC around the age of 16 while in high school, so you could say that she and her brand grew up together. OC was inspired by Tallett’s love for the ocean.  When she was younger, her brother would dive for shells and bring them home. She would then make jewelry for herself and to give as gifts in hopes of saving money.  From there she received compliments and then started making jewelry for other people.  So, what started out as a hobby, grew into a business!

Shane Hanson is a distinguished financial professional with a wealth of experience spanning over 12 years in the financial services industry. As the president and CEO of Freedom Fiduciaries™, he leverages his vast knowledge and experience to guide clients towards making informed decisions.  Shane’s accomplishments in the industry prior to starting Freedom Fiduciaries™ are impressive, having successfully consulted more than 2,500 retirement plans in his career.

Please rsvp to [email protected] as space is limited.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Kieffer Hall Room 9, Room 9

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Day Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Online Undergraduate Students, Alumni, Faculty and Staff, Doctoral Students

Hogan Entrepreneurial Program
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Ann Lujan Kishi

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[email protected]

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