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Exclusive luncheon event for YP members only!
In honor of International Women's Day this month, join the YPs for this intimate lunch event with three of Hawaii's premier female business leaders. This is open to current YP members only and limited to only eight YP members per executive. Sign up NOW to attend this great "talk story" luncheon and learn from these accomplished business executives.
CW Associates, CPAs
Terri Fujii is the managing partner and an audit partner at CW Associates, CPAs, Previously, Fujii was the managing partner of the Ernst & Young LLP, Honolulu Office and a partner in its Assurance Services practice. She has over 30 years of experience in financial and internal audits, single audits, financial analysis and feasibility studies, cost management, organizational planning, operational reviews and corporate compliance issues. Fujii has worked with healthcare, not-for-profit, lodging, airline, education, state government, and retail clients, and private and publicly held companies in Hawaii.
Fujii received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business, and is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Hawaii.
She is active in the community serving on the boards of Easter Seals Hawaii (current board member and Treasurer and past Chair); Navian Hawaii (past Chair and Treasurer), Aloha United Way (past Chair and past Treasurer), Hawaii Cancer Consortium (current Treasurer), Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii (current Treasurer), Legacy of Life Hawaii (current Treasurer), Goodwill Industries Hawaii (current board member), and Aloha United Way Women United (current advisory council member). She also served on the boards of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Red Cross, Hawaii Theatre Center, Honolulu Zoological Society, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Hawaii Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (past chair). She also serves as the chair of the Shidler College School of Accountancy Advisory Board, and as a member of the Shidler College advisory board. She previously served as Chair of the State Public Charter School Commission and served on the board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transit. Fujii has served an instructor for graduate accounting courses for the University of Hawaii, Shidler College of Business, School of Accountancy.
Chief Operating Officer
Emily joined MacNaughton in 2015 after 15 years of cross-functonal legal and business experience in Hawaii, Washington D.C., and California. She leads and oversees strategic and operational initiatives across the company and its projects.
Emily is a graduate of Punahou School, Princeton University, and Harvard Law School, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan. With family roots in Hawaii since the early 1900s, Emily serves on numerous community boards in Hawaii - Punahou School, Child and Family Service, Oahu Transportation Services, Outrigger Canoe Club, and MacNaughton Foundation – and on the advisory boards of KUPU Hawaii and UH’s Shidler College of Business. She also serves on the boards of Young Brothers and Kualoa Ranch. Emily has received recognitions in San Francisco and Hawaii including the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times’ Rising Star in Corporate Counsel Awards in 2014, Pacific Business News’ Woman to Watch in 2017, Hawaii Business magazine’s 20 for the Next 20 in 2018, Girl Scouts of Hawaii’s Woman of Distinction in 2019, Hawaii Leadership Forum’s Omidyar Fellow in 2020, and, in 2022, her favorite – the Outstanding Mother Award from American Lung Association of Hawaii.
PACE Board of Directors
Ms. Yamada is responsible for creating a center for innovation whose mission is to educate students to think entrepreneurially and support University innovators.
She served for nine years as the Executive Director of the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the University of Hawaii, after leading two startup companies in Silicon Valley and one in Hawaii.
Ms. Yamada was instrumental in the creation of the $70 million Walter Dods Jr RISE Center at the University of Hawaii. Opened in Aug 2023, the Center supports innovative and entrepreneurial students at UH and consists of 374 dormitory beds and 10,000 sq feet of program space for PACE. This live-learn-work center is one of the first of its kind in the US of this scale and open to all UH students.
Ms. Yamada is currently interested in the diversification of Hawaii’s economy through the creation of high-growth, entrepreneurial companies. She was a founding member of the Hawaii Angels, a network of high net worth individuals who invest in start-up companies and an active mentor and investor in Hawaii-based, start-up companies.
Ms. Yamada currently serves on the boards of KCAA Preschools,The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, and Pacific Guardian Life.
Ms. Yamada grew up in Hawaii, graduated from James B. Castle High School, and earned a BBA degree from the University of Hawaii and an MBA degree from San Jose State University. She has two children and enjoys golfing, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.