The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) has announced its officers for fiscal year 2019 to 2020.

  • Robert Cundiff, chair (Oahu) – Mr. Cundiff has been a board member since 2016; he was senior vice president of Rengo Packaging, Inc.
  • Garth Yamanaka, vice-chair (Hawaii) – Mr. Yamanaka works at Yamanaka Enterprises, Inc., in Hilo, specializing in residential and commercial sales, and property management. He has been an SBRRB member since 2015.
  • William Lydgate, second vice-chair (Kauai) – Mr. Lydgate, is the fifth generation of Lydgates from Kauai where his family first emigrated. He hosts regular educational workshops and chocolate tastings at his Lydgate Farm in Kauai which grows and harvests chocolate, coffee, tropical fruit, and vanilla.

Other board members are Harris Nakamoto (Oahu), Nancy Atmospera-Walch (Oahu) and Mary Albitz (Maui). New members are Jonathan Shick (Oahu) and James “Kimo” Lee (Hawaii).

“The SBRRB oversees the more than 128,000 small businesses in Hawaii for rules and regulations promulgated by state and county agencies. We appreciate the board members for giving their time and expertise to this program and for having accomplished a lot in the past several years.”

DBEDT Director, Mike McCartney

“The board members serve on a voluntary basis and we are grateful that they are taking the time to help shape Hawaii’s small business community. I extend my sincere appreciation and wish them the best to fulfill their duties on this important board.”

SBRRB Administrator, Dori Palcovich