Management

SANFORD INOUYE
President & Chief Executive Officer

Sanford is a seasoned leader with decades of legal and regulatory expertise in the communications industry.  Before joining the company, he was vice-president of government affairs with Comcast in Oregon, Washington, and Central California; and is a former associate attorney with Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum.  Sanford is a former staff attorney in the Cable Television Division of the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

ANGELA ANGEL
Vice President & Chief Production Officer

Angela is an award-winning videographer and has worn many hats in the television industry from producer to editor, costume and set designer to writer. She has taught television production and drama at Leeward Community College and Chaminade University, and joined ‘Ōlelo in 1997. As Chief Production Officer, she oversees ‘Ōlelo’s production and community media services. Angela earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies (Film and Video Production) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

CHRISTOPHER LAM
Chief Operating Officer

Chris Lam currently serves as Olelo Community Media’s Chief Operating Officer overseeing the company’s administrative and technological operations.  In addition to these responsibilities, Chris also plays a key role in developing and implementing key strategic initiatives and goals for Olelo.  Chris has over 18 years of progressive information systems administration and technical services management experience.Before being named COO in 2014, Chris was Olelo’s Technical Services Director for four years where he combined his experience of information technology with his interest in broadcast video and engineering to help streamline processes to ensure customer satisfaction in an increasingly changing market.  Chris also oversaw the migration from standard definition to high definition in the company’s Playback department.Prior to joining Olelo in 2005, Chris worked as a Systems Administrator for one of the largest law firms in Hawaii as a Systems Administrator and as a Technical Analyst at Hawaii Pacific Health and Straub Hospitals.Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Management and holds certifications in both Project Management and is a Microsoft Certified Software Engineer

GREG DAVIS
Community Media Services Director

Greg has worked in video production and operations management since his college days. In the 1980s he oversaw Oceanic Cable’s on-air operations and presented a paper at the 1987 NCTA convention on innovative solution for a large cable commercial insertion operation. In 1990 he co-founded Island Post-Production, Inc., an independent professional editing company which would be the first to offer non-linear video finishing services and later high-end DVD authoring services. In 1999, he joined the Ohana Foundation as their Director of Video Operations, overseeing all aspects of media creation and DVD authoring for educational interactive content on web-enabled DVDs. In 1996 he joined the ‘Ōlelo Board of Directors, and joined the ‘Ōlelo staff in 2008, where he now oversees all aspects of providing direct services to clients.

DAWNE DEPONTE
Director of Finance & Administration

Dawne is responsible  for the oversight and management of financial functions, accounting, budgeting and reporting, contract administration, human resources and administration functions.   Dawne has been with ‘Ōlelo since 1998. Prior to joining ‘Ōlelo she worked for a Professional Engineering Firm in accounting and office management for 10 years. She has earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration.