2023 Officers and Directors
Dominic Suguitan, President
Dominic is a Commercial Appraiser for American Savings Bank. He was born in the Big Island and grew up in Wailuku where he attended Baldwin High School, UH Maui College, then graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a degree in communications. Before ASB, he was a Commercial Banking Officer at Central Pacific Bank, and he worked in the real estate appraisers industry. Throughout his career, Dominic served in various leadership positions in the community, and was the 2022 president for the Kiwanis Club of Kahului.
GLENN CASIL, VICE President
Glenn, a Maui High graduate, is the general manager for HYATT RESIDENCE CLUB, Ka’anapali. Previously, he was director of operations at the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas and has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. After completing an Associate Degree at the University of Hawai’i Maui College, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management at the University of Hawai’i Manoa. Throughout his hospitality career, Glenn has mentored leaders, students & interns in business & class settings, and he serves on numerous brand & training councils.
Glenn was a 2021 Gintong Pamana Leadership Award recipient of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce.
SHARON ZALSOS BANAAG, SECRETARY
Sharon serves as Executive Assistant to Mayor Richard Bissen in the County of Maui. She previously worked in the County Dept. of Environmental Management, and is a consultant specializing in human resource management, and travel to the Philippines. She is a former Miss Maui Filipina, a veteran of the US Air Force, a Ka Ipu Kukui Fellow and starred as Kim in Broadway hit Miss Saigon for the Maui Academy of Performing Arts.
For many years, Sharon has served as president for the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce, and is a mom to 2 boys and 3 girls.
WAYNE AGUIRAN, TREASURER
Wayne is an Academic Counselor at the University of Hawai'i Maui College.
After receiving his Master’s degree in Social Work, he served as program director for the Ku‘ina program, which facilitates the successful transition of individuals to independence and self-sufficiency. He a certified facilitator for several programs, and has many years of voluntary experience with youth in school, church, and mental health settings.
Wayne is also a Financial Strategist and National Director of Exertus Financial Partners.
CHRIS RABANG, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Chris is the General Manager of The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. He was born on Oahu and raised on Maui, where he lives today. He graduated from Santa Clara University in Northern California and has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, Chris held leadership positions for various properties in Samoa and French Polynesia. Aside from being the President of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Chris serves on several other Boards, such as Binhi at Ani Advisory Board, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau, UH Maui Campus Hospitality Advisory Committee, West Maui Benefit Fund, Ka’anapali North Beach Masters Association, Princeville Ocean Resort Association, and Owners for Kauai Resort Villas.
Virgilio “Leo” Agcolicol, Director
Manong Leo is a retired banker from Central Pacific Bank, where he served for 40+ years. He is a Vietnam veteran with the US Army and worked in the sugar fields farmed by Wailuku Sugar Company in 1967. He was the first Filipino serve on the board of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, the Maui Memorial Hospital Foundation, the J. Walter Cameron Center, and the Salvation Army Advisory Board.
He served as President of the Maui Filipino Community Council for many years and has gained multiple recognitions and awards for his community service.
Kit Zulueta Furukawa, Director
Kit is a business owner and marketing consultant, providing creative solutions to corporate, small business and government clients. She served in various leadership positions in the County of Maui and UH Maui College, and worked for PBS Hawaii.
Her volunteer work includes serving for the Filipino Young Leaders Program, University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Hawaii, Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, Filipino Association of University Women, Wailuku Community Association.
She runs Mystery Maui Escape Room and sells Maui Chili Chili Oil with her husband Deron.
DUSTIN "DJ" METZLER, Director
DJ is the current president of UH Maui College's Kabatak Club. He is a graduate of King Kekaulike High School and is pursuing a degree in business.
DJ has volunteered for numerous community events, political campaigns, and plays taiko with Maui Taiko. He owns North Shore Wraps, which provides custom vehicle wrapping services.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THE MAUI FILIPINO CHAMBER BOARD?
Contact our President Dominic Suguitan at firstname.lastname@example.org.