Hall of Fame - June 28, 2019


Junior Achievement of Hawaii honored Peter Ingram, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, and Sharon Scheele, principal broker of Inoue-Hawaii Realty on Hawaii Island, at its 29th Annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on June 28, 2019 at the Sheraton Waikiki.

Since 1990, Junior Achievement of Hawaii has recognized and honored outstanding individuals at the top of their industries who have led and inspired others through their business success and involvement within their communities. This year's laureate inductees are no exception with each demonstrating exceptional leadership, corporate and community giving, and a commitment to ensuring Hawaii is a better place for future generations.



Visit our Facebook page to see more photos!


About our laureates:

Peter Ingram is the President and Chief Executive Officer for both Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., and its parent company, Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. Ingram joined Hawaiian as Chief Financial Officer in November 2005 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer from November 2011 through February 2018.

During his tenure at the company, Hawaiian Airlines has been one of the most financially successful U.S. carriers, solidified its position as the nation's leader for operational performance, and delivered the highest levels of customer service. Since 2010, the 89-year-old destination airline has diversified its business by aggressively expanding in the Asia Pacific region. New services between Honolulu and Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Brisbane, Australia; and Auckland,

New Zealand; complement the carrier's robust inter-island and North America network. 

Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Ingram spent 11 years with AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for American Eagle Airlines, after eight years in finance-related management positions for American Airlines.

Ingram earned his M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario. 

Sharon Scheele was born in Oklahoma, raised in Texas, but has called Hawaii home since 1969. The day she arrived in Hilo, she knew this is where she wanted to be.

She began her real estate career in 1970 and was the vice president of the second largest escrow company in the state. When the company closed, Sharon found positions for the 17 women working in the Hilo office, but couldn't find a job for herself, so she started her own business handling real estate collections. In 1978 Sharon and her husband, Al Inoue, founded Inoue*Hawaii Realty Corp, which they continue to operate today.

Sharon's love for business and real estate is only surpassed by her passion for giving back to her community. She's shared her energy and leadership talent with dozens of organizations across Hawaii Island, including the Hawaii Island Board of Realtors, the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, the Big Island Business Council, the Zonta Club of Hilo, the Rotary Club Hilo Bay, and Junior Achievement of Hawaii Island.


Mahalo to our sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Hawaiian Airlines

Platinum Sponsor:
First Hawaiian Bank

Gold Sponsors:
American Savings Bank
Bank of Hawaii
Central Pacific Bank
Par Hawaii

Silver Sponsors:
ABC Chemical
Alexander & Baldwin
Anthology Marketing Group
Audio Visual Company
Element Environmental
Ernst & Young
Hawaiian Electric Company
Hawaiian Telcom
Interior Showplace
Island Insurance
Kamehameha Schools
O'Connor Playdon Guben & Inouye LLP
Ronald S. Ho & Associates
Secure Technology of Hawaii
Shannon Okinaga
Shidler College of Business
Sonix Therapy
World Wide Technology

Cocktail Sponsor:
Ferraro Choi

Wine Sponsor:
Andis Wines