Meeting/Event Information

SMPS Hawaii holds an event each month alternating between Lunch programs and casual Lunch+Learns. Our Lunch Programs are held at the Plaza Club and educational Lunch+Learns (bring your own lunch) are held at AIA Honolulu. We offer AIA Continuing Education credits for many of our events. 

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SMPS Hawaii November 2018 Lunch Program

November 28, 2018
11:30 AM HST - 1:30 PM HST

Plaza Club (20th floor)
900 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, HI 96813


 CEO Panel Discussion on Leadership Strategies

SMPS Hawaii has assembled a dynamic group of A/E/C industry executives to discuss professional advancement and provide advice to emerging leaders. Our panelists will share stories of how they became leaders in their respective industries and review a variety of topics including leadership style, building relationships, leveraging your network, and will share tips on how marketers and business developers can work with management to support future growth. 


  • Shannon Holman, Managing Principal, Orion Engineers and Associates
  • Glen Kaneshige, President, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.
  • Bettina Mehnert, President and CEO, AHL



  • John Katahira, Principal, The Limtiaco Consulting Group


Shannon Holman, PE has been living on Oahu since moving from California 12 years ago.  In 2015, she left AECOM to start Orion Engineers & Associates to provide services ranging from water/wastewater to aviation clients, and mentor and train staff.  Prior to Orion, Shannon gained a wealth of operational and managerial experience which has provided her the knowledge and confidence to start her own company.  Humbled by the support of engineering consulting firms and municipal/government agencies, Shannon has energized her efforts to follow her passion of improving the quality of life of our communities.

Shannon attended the University of California Davis, and received a Master in Civil Engineering from Sacramento State University.  A licensed civil engineer in California, Hawaii and Guam, Shannon has nearly 20 years of experience.  She manages the business operations and strategic growth of Orion and is involved in the American Council of Engineering Companies Hawaii, Hawaii Water Environment Association, and WTS.


Glen Kaneshige is President of Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. where he sets the strategic direction for the company’s Hawaii location. He is involved with operations and started with Nordic as a project engineer upon his return to Hawaii from college.  A former President of the General Contractors Association (GCA) of Hawaii, Glen is still highly involved and is currently one of Hawaii’s four Associated General Contractors Governors. He is a management trustee of the Hawaii Carpenters Union Health & Welfare Fund, the Hawaii Masons & Plasterers Training Fund and Vacation/Holiday Fund, and serves as chair of the General Contractors Labor Association (GCLA) Labor Negotiations Committee.  In 2011, he was awarded “Outstanding Builder of the Year” by the Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters for his exceptional contributions to union construction and labor-management relations.

Glen is a graduate of `Iolani School.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.


A respected visionary and leader, AHL’s president and chief executive officer, Bettina Mehnert, FAIA, LEED AP is an indomitable force in the evolution and innovation in Hawaii’s architectural sector. Her novel philosophy of practice blends IT solutions, firm culture, client cultivation, and community service as inseparable filaments of professional leadership, keeping her 72-year-old firm firmly faced towards the future. In recognition of her unique management style and leadership, Mehnert has been honored with numerous awards and in 2016 was named a Fellow in the American Institute of Architecture (AIA), a prestigious honor held only by 53 architects in Hawaii since 1948. In 2018, Bettina was appointed by the mayor as one of five commission members of the new Honolulu Climate Change Commission. As the only commissioned member with an architecture and engineering background, Bettina utilizes her expertise in the built environment to advocate for a new era of resiliency.

Bettina holds a Master of Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University, a Master of Computer Science from Kennedy Western University, and an Architecture degree from University of Trier, Germany.


AIA/CES LU:  This event is approved for 1.0 hour.

*Cancellation/No-Show Policy: Cancellation/Transfer Policy:  If you are unable to attend, you must notify SMPS Hawaii 48 hours prior to the event to receive a refund. Ticket pricing is determined by the SMPS membership status of the person attending. In the case that a ticket is transferred from a member to a non-member, SMPS will increase the ticket price to reflect the non-member fee.

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$35.00 SMPS Member Ticket

$55.00 Non-Member Ticket