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Empower Your Dreams Judges

Meet The Judges

Alfred Lee

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VP of Product Management
Palo Alto Networks
Alfred Lee has a strong track record in network security with over 20+ years of experience creating industry-leading network security firewalls and other innovative cybersecurity solutions. As Vice President of Product Management at Palo Alto Networks, he is responsible for the Asia Pacific and Japan theaters and understanding customer requirements for all Palo Alto Networks products. Prior to that role, he spent over 10 years directing the Palo Alto Networks product features and roadmap for threat prevention, threat intelligence, and hardware. He is particularly passionate and experienced in intrusion prevention systems, threat management, and firewall solutions, which helps him maintain a clear perspective on what is needed to help organizations achieve a secure network environment. Prior to Palo Alto Networks, he held various product management positions at Trend Micro and Fortinet.

Tara Palepoi

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Hailama Designs “Sharing our Aloha through Style” I started this business just to make plus size clothing that was affordable and stylish for my ohana. We recently started a new business called “The Aloha Express” courier & delivery services on the Big Island. My passion is talking story a.k.a marketing! I love to share with others my story in hopes to encourage them to pursue their entrepreneurial experience. We are always looking for opportunities to pay it forward and give back. My true success has come from helping others. Not focusing so much on the money aspect of business, but more of finding your passion and creating a vehicle or tool to help you get there. Mine? Is creating Hailama products that allow me to meet new people, share my story, and encourage them to seek theirs. There is no more brick and mortar, but today, it’s ‘click and order.’ Anyone hungry enough to be financially independent, can create something from home, and sell it online. Sounds hard but it’s really not.

Sam Mangakahia

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Sam Mangakahia is the founder and owner of Shaka Tribe ( together with his wife Chalei. Sam grew up on the east coast of Australia, with a background of Maori, Fijian, British, and Welsh. “You either create your own culture, or you become subject to the one around you.” We hope our message can inspire people not to accept the stereotypes they are “defined” as but rather create an identity based on their divine worth and truths. As a cultural artist and a Polynesian-inspired brand, there are many hardships. Few people know about the meanings and history of Polynesian art. It’s a constant learning experience of how we can introduce this subject in a simple yet powerful way. To us, success is helping one person at a time to create a more meaningful and positive outlook on themselves and others.

Elizabeth Carlos Timbol

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President of the Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc.
Chairman of Rural bank Research and Development Foundation Inc.
CEO and President of ELTI Group Holdings Inc
Elizabeth is the immediate past president of Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, the largest network of rural banks in the country and also an award winning entrepreneur and the first Capampangan elected to this prestigious position and is currently EVP of GR BANK. The bank is founded in 1954 by their late father Jose "Pitong" Carlos which has now 25 branches distributed in several cities and provinces. GR BANK is now the number one family owned in the country today. In Liza's hands now carries the responsibility of making rural banking a relevant partner of government in battling the pandemic. Now She has business in real estate, banking and finance, hotel and tourism, education, consultancy, logistics, legal, and agriculture

Aaron Campbell

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Aaron Campbell owns Climb Works Keana Farms Zipline on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He have substantial experience in owning and building destinations that accentuate the local area while providing employment and opportunity for the surrounding community. Aaron graduated from BYU Law School and served a mission in Hong Kong. He speaks Chinese and is great at networking, marketing, and building a business from the ground up.