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Chapter Kicks Off New Fiscal Year and C5 Forum Hawaii

The chapter's fiscal year 2023 began April 1, 2023, and runs through March 30, 2024. Although the chapter's new FY 2023-2025 board of directors and advisors officially began their tenure at its April board meeting held at Hale Ikena, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, many of its members began meeting in various smaller groups to strategize on goals and plans for the upcoming fiscal year.

The FY 2023-2025 chapter board of directors are:
Brandon Lester, chapter president; Richard 'Dick' Palmieri, executive vice president; Dave Pisanic, treasurer; Yolande 'Yogi' Fong, secretary; Linda Newton, past president. The directors, who also lead as vice president for a committee are: Mark Cleaver, director, vice president of awards; Victor 'Vic' Perez, director, vice president of communications and information technology support; Jeff Bloom, director, vice president of corporate affairs; Vincent DiRienzo, director, vice president of cyber; ReShonda 'Shon' McKee, director, vice president of educational programs; Michael Gresens, director, vice president of Emerging Leaders; Trisha Averill, director, vice president of events; Larry Osborn, director, vice president of intelligence; Neal Faradineh, director, vice president of membership; and Joseph Delaney, director, vice president of military affairs.
The advisors to the board are:
Edward Ryglewicz, regional vice president; Cynthia Pacheco, technical director for TechNet Indo-Pacific; Hali'a Hester, women's outreach leader; Cory Lindo, past president/board member; Jack Murphy, past board member; Matthew Sweeney, financial advisor; and Tina Yap, executive director.

Many of the chapter members pulled double duty by participating in the two-day C5 Forum Hawaii conference held in April in the adjacent meeting rooms before and after the board meeting. The chapter's vice presidents of events, Emerging Leaders and membership partnered to have a membership table to talk with the conference attendees about AFCEA and the value of becoming a new member. The Second Annual C5 Forum Hawaii focused on providing the latest cybersecurity, command and control, communications, computers, cyber defense (C5) updates and strategies for cyber and information technology professionals.

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The chapter's board of directors and advisors hold the first board meeting of FY 2023 in April.
The chapter's board of directors and advisors hold the first board meeting of FY 2023 in April.

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