Make a Donation in Honor of Kathryn Inkinen
In 1992, Kathryn Inkinen parlayed years of professional experience in the field of human resources management into the formation of Inkinen & Associates, Hawaii’s premier executive search firm. Kathy’s commitment to the success of her clients has resulted in a loyal and expanding base of clients who count on her and her team to provide executive placement services effectively and discreetly. In July 2018, Kathy turned over the helm of Inkinen & Associates to Ben Ancheta, who is now President. She remains active in the company as Founder/Advisor, and continues to employ her impressive credentials and exceptional skill set to ensure the delivery of superior services to clients of all sizes.
Prior to founding Inkinen & Associates, Kathy served as the top human resource executive for a bank and a five-star resort hotel. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa with a major in Travel Industry Management and is a past inductee to the College of Business Administration’s Alumni Hall of Honor. Throughout her career, Kathy has made giving back to our community a top priority, serving on boards of several community organizations. Past and present board appointments: Red Cross-Hawaii Chapter, the University of Hawaii’s Travel Industry Management Alumni Association, the American Lung Association’s Lung Force, Women Corporate Directors, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, HEMIC, School to Work Executive Council, UCERA and the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation. She is a lifetime member of the University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association, YWCA O‘ahu and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. In 2017, Kathy was awarded Alumni of the Year from Farrington High School and Small Business of the Year Award from Hawaii Business Magazine.