Lesley Kaneshiro

Sr. VP of Operations

Lesley is responsible for a vast range of projects including residential services, commercial leasing, as well as managing new lines of business.  She also oversees Richard’s Market, Hotel Lānaʻi and the Project Districts.

Lesley comes to Pūlama Lānaʻi with extensive finance and operations experience working at Island Air for nearly a decade.  Initially brought on as the Controller, Lesley was quickly promoted to CFO and then to CEO of Island Air.  While there, she set and implemented the organization’s strategic direction, managed profit and loss, and was charged with growing the company.  Her responsibilities also included creating and directing sales and marketing strategies.  Prior to joining Island Air, Lesley worked for Aloha Airlines as Director of Treasury Services and also served as Controller for both Aloha Shoyu and Aloha Bottling. 

Lesley is a CPA and received her bachelors in Business Administration at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  She earned her MBA from Chaminade University in Honolulu.