Sherry Menor-McNamara is the President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; becoming the youngest and first female leader and the first Japanese-Filipino of the organization’s 165-year history. She previously worked for the Hawaii State Legislature, ESPN’s Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Estee Lauder Company, Elton John Production, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka and the Executive Office of the United States President. She serves on numerous boards including the Queen’s Health Systems, JAIMS Foundation, Girl Scouts of Hawaii, FILCom Center, East-West Center Foundation, Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders, and Move Oahu Forward, as well as on a number of task forces.
She currently is a fellow of the Omidyar Fellows Leadership Program. In 2015, Sherry was selected to represent the United States in the Korea Foundation’s Program for Distinguished Individuals in Economic Sector. In 2014, she was selected to participate in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Program. In 2014, she was recognized as “Top 10 to Watch” by Biz Journal’s Pacific Business News. In 2012, she was recognized as a “Top 20 to Watch” by Hawaii Business magazine. Sherry earned a certificate in Expanding Impact in Advocacy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. She holds a BA from UCLA and JD/MBA from the University of Hawaii.