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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is charged with the formulation and guidance of HPFEB programs and services.

  • Rules of the Executive Committee

    The Hawaii Air National Guard provided a static Display of an F-22 Raptor for the Executive Committee at our FY2020 Q1 Meeting.
    The HPFEB shall have up to seventeen (17) members on its Executive Committee, consisting of five (5) Standing (non-elected) members and not less than seven (7) or more than twelve (12) At-Large (elected) members.

    Executive Committee Members serve a minimum of two years, and nominations are confirmed by annual vote of the full FEB membership.

    The two elected Executive Committee Officers, Chair and Vice-Chair are also elected annually and serve a one year term. As a general rule, the Chair is succeeded by the Vice-Chair. The Chair acts as the senior spokesman for the FEB and supervises the activities of the Executive Committee. Generally, the Executive Committee meets on a quarterly basis, and once meeting minutes are approved by the Chair, they are distributed to the full FEB membership.  Download latest meeting minutes here:

    05 DEC 2019 EC Meeting Minutes FINAL

    05 March 2020 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Standing Executive Committee members shall be the:
  • Immediate past Chair of the Executive Committee
  • Head of the HPFEB Host Agency
  • The Principle Officer within Hawaii of the General Services Administration
  • The Principal Officer within Hawaii of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • The Principal Officer within Hawaii of the Fourteenth Coast Guard District

The FY-2021 Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board Executive Committee

CHAIRMAN

CHAIR

Travis L. Thomason

Director – Pacific Islands Area United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service

Travis L. Thomason is the Director for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), a federal conservation agency responsible for assisting America’s farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners in their efforts to conserve soil, water, and other natural resources. He is responsible for overall agency operations across the Pacific in Hawai’i, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and the Freely Associated States. His focus has been to create a culture of collaboration between NRCS and its many conservation...

n between NRCS and its many conservation partners, to streamline conservation delivery of all USDA conservation programs, and to provide excellent customer service to our nation’s agricultural producers.
Born and raised in the small farming community of Weiser, Idaho, Travis developed a deep love for agriculture and conservation from the time he was very young. He’s served at all levels of the agency in several states during his 16-year career with NRCS. Travis and his wife, Amy, have six great children who enjoy anything outdoors and Friday-family-movie nights!

VICE-CHAIR

Howard Vickers

Chief, Human Resources, Army Installation Management Command, Pacific

Mr. Howard Vickers assumed the position of Chief of Human Resources, Installation Management Command-Pacific (IMCOM-Pacific), on 1 September, 2019. As the G1 of IMCOM-Pacific, he provides policy, guidance, assistance, and oversight of the Human Resource Program and Postal operations in support of twelve garrisons in Hawaii, Alaska, Korea, Japan, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Kwajalein Atoll, and ensures IMCOM support to mission commands throughout the Pacific theater. IMCOM-Pacific has a region staff of approximately...

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IMCOM-Pacific has a region staff of approximately 100 military and civilian personnel who provide oversight of a myriad of over a billion dollars in base operations and facility support. IMCOM-Pacific operations include management of active and reserve component installations providing support for approximately 180,000 Soldiers, family members, retirees, and civilians.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Vickers was the Chief of Civilian Personnel at IMCOM-Pacific.
After serving in the Army, Mr. Vickers began his civilian professional career as a Department of the Army Civilian at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. He has served in numerous positions in the Human Resource field to include Staffing, Classification, Management-Employee Relations, and Labor Relations.

Mr. Vickers specializes in Foreign Labor negotiations with emphasis in the Asia/Pacific Region. Mr. Vickers has negotiated conditions of employment and helped resolve concerns in Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory), Philippines, Thailand and the United States. Mr. Vickers began his Labor Relations background at Walt Disney World, where he negotiated and resolved issues with The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), including the Screen Actors Guild and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).

Throughout his 34-plus years of employment with the U.S. Army, he has attended many Army schools and has several Army awards. Those awards include the Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service and Superior Civilian Service Awards.

STANDING MEMBERS
STAFF
MEMBERS
  • BG (R) James T. Hirai

    Deputy Director
    Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
    Department of Defense

  • Mr. Ryan Okahara

    Director, Honolulu Field Office
    Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • COL Clay Mason, USAF

    Deputy J9, United States Indo-Pacific Command
    Department of Defense

  • COL Matthew R. Simmons, USMC

    Commander, Defense Information Systems Agency Regional Field Command Pacific,
    Department of Defense

  • Ms. Glory Gervacio Suare

    Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Honolulu

  • CAPT Jason Adams, USN

    Commander, Defense Logistics Agency, Indo-Pacific

  • Mr. Gordon Wong

    District Manager, Airports District Office, Federal Aviation Administration
    Department of Transportation

  • Mr. Trevor Fenwick

    Special Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service
    Department of Homeland Security

  • Mr. Christopher Robinson

    Hawaii Field Office Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Mr. Ralph Rizzo

    Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration
    Hawaii Division
    Department of Transportation

Past HPEB Chairs

Attached List Shows the history of HPFEB Chairs

1967
1967

VIEW PAST HFPEB CHAIRS