President and CEO
Lisa Maruyama has served as the President and CEO of the Hawai`i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations for 13 years. She served previously as the Vice President of Public Affairs for Bright Light Marketing, and before that as Executive Directors for the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council and the Mental Health Association. She has a particular focus in strategic thinking for systems change, nonprofit management, strategic communications and marketing, program development, sector level public policy issues and government relations.
Maruyama is on the board of the O`ahu Economic Development Board, the Advisory Committee of the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Public Administration Program; the Hawai`i Energy Strategic Advisory Board; and the Leadership Board of Transform Hawai`i Government (THG). As of 2021, she is a founding advisory board member of the Funder Hui and Kūkulu Switchboard, and on the Steering Committee of Chaminade University’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.
Maruyama received her BBA from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Shidler School of Business. She is a Pacific Century Fellow, Weinberg Fellow, PONO Fellow and was designated Top Forty Under 40 by the Pacific Business News in 2001.