Join us on Thursday, March 30, 2017 as we induct our latest honoree. 

JEAN ROLLES, Outrigger Enterprises Group

11:00 am: Registration opens
11:45 noon - 1:30 pm: Luncheon & Program

Each year, the Sales & Marketing Executives recognize one member of the community who greatly enhances the image of Hawaii and the quality of life.  This year, the association is proud to announce our latest recipient. Praised for her work ethic, community involvement and philanthropy, Jean Rolles is widely regarded as a significant contributor to the business community.  

Since the 1957 inception of the award, when Daniel S. C. Liu first accepted the title, SME has recognized scores of leaders who have served to better our community in Hawaii.  We are proud to be able to add Rolles' name to this distinguished list as our 60th recipient.  Join us as we recognize her vision, achievements and contributions at this esteemed annual event.


For questions about tickets contact Karen Smith karen@smehonolulu.org  



Each year the distinguished SPOY alumni join together to induct the newest honoree.  Past recipients reflect the best of Honolulu and have each contributed in unique ways to promote and improve our community.  


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2015  Vance Roley

V. Vance Roley joined the University of Hawai‘i Shidler College of Business as dean and First Hawaiian Bank Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Management, on January 1, 2005.

Among his accomplishments as dean, Roley partnered with alumnus Jay H. Shidler to bring two transformational private donations to the college. First in 2006, to name the college the “Shidler College of Business” with a $25 million gift, and the second in 2014 to increase Mr. Shidler commitment to $100 million making it the largest donation ever to the University of Hawai‘i from a private donor.


2014 Dennis Francis

Dennis Francis was honored as president and publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and oversees Oahu Publications, the San Francisco Examiner & weekly newspapers in San Francisco.  Editor & Publisher, the industry’s leading magazine, in 2013 named him “Publisher of the Year” for his effective leadership and generous charitable work. While that
honor recognized his work with the Star- Advertiser, the same qualities that E&P
cited also have been followed as Oahu Publications has added neighbor islands
newspapers, guided by Francis. In 2012, E&P recognized the Star-Advertiser as one of “10 Newspapers That Do it Right” for Francis’ innovative community support through newspaper subscriptions.

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2013 Stanford Carr

Born and raised on Maui, Carr is known in Hawaii for building communities on a foundation of family living, the spirit of the islands, and respect for the land.  From master-planned communities to resort-style living to affordable housing, Mr. Carr has embraced each of his projects with enthusiasm and fervor resulting in Stanford Carr Development being recognized as one of the most dynamic and successful real estate developers in Hawaii.

Giving back to the community is a core value of Mr. Carr’s corporate philosophy.  He is a trustee of the University of Hawaii Foundation, 2013 Chairman for the March of Dimes Hawaii, and Corporate Team Chair for March for Babies.  He serves on the Board of Directors for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation, the Trust for Public Land, and the Japan America Society of Hawaii. He is also a member of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and was actively involved in developing the new BIA Training Center.

2012 John Dean

John Dean was honored as President and CEO of Central Pacific Bank.  A 30-year veteran of the financial services industry, Dean joined CPB in 2010 and led the then-troubled bank's recovery efforts.  In three years he oversaw a $325 million capital raise, helped revitalize the company's core values and led the bank to nine consecutive quarters of profitability. 

Dean's community involvement includes being founder and sponsor of the Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series at the UH Shidler College of Business , a Director of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business (PACE) at the business school of the University of Hawaii, Chairman Emeritus of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii and Chairman of the Emmett R. Quady Foundation, a family foundation.  



2011 Vicky Cayetano

2010 Rick Blangiardi TRIBUTE VIDEO

2009 Steven Ai & Carol Ai May

2008 Mark Dunkerley

2007 Governor Linda Lingle

2006 Eddie Flores

2005 Rex Johnson

2004 Anthony R. Guerrero, Jr.

2003 Keith Vieira

2002 Dr. Evan Dobelle

2001 Peter H. Schall

2000 Michael Perry & Larry Price

1999 Don Ho

1998 Chatt G. Wright

1997 Ed Hogan

1996 Rick Ralston

1995 George R. Ellis

1994 Dr. Richard R. Kelley

1993 Frank De Lima

1992 Walter A. Dods, Jr.

1991 Patricia F. Saiki

1990 Ruth M. Ono, Ph.D.

1989 Robert J. Pfeiffer

1988 C. Dudley Pratt, Jr.

1987 Kenneth F. Froelich

1986 John W. A. “Doc” Buyers

1985 Christopher B. Hemmeter

1984 Frank J. Manaut

1983 Mackay Yanagisawa

1982 Al Harrington

1981 John Henry Felix, Ph.D.

1980 James F. Gary

1979 George Mason

1978 R. W. “Bob” Holden

1977 George Chaplin

1976 Herbert C. Cornuelle

1975 Senator Daniel K. Inouye

1974 Danny Kaleikini

1973 John D. Bellinger

1972 Henry A. Walker, Jr.

1971 Hilo Hattie

1970 Tap Pryor

1969 Jack Lord

1968 Jack de Mello

1967 Lowell S. Dillingham

1966 Chinn Ho

1965 Dr. Thomas H. Hamilton

1964 Neal S. Blaisdell

1963 Robert Krauss

1962 Rev. Abraham Akaka

1961 Webley Edwards

1960 Duke P. Kahanamoku

1959 Henry J. Kaiser

1958 William F. Quinn

1957 Daniel S. C. Liu