HMSA adds two experienced executives

HMSA announced today that Kathryn Matayoshi and Pono Chong have joined the health plan.

Matayoshi is senior vice president of Account Relationship Management, leading the company’s Account Management & Sales team and augmenting HMSA’s strong relationships with Hawaii employers.

She most recently served as superintendent of the state Department of Education. Her experience also includes advising Hawaii’s top business leaders as executive director of the Hawaii Business Roundtable, serving as chief of staff at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, and leading the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.

A lawyer by training, Matayoshi also worked as an attorney at Hawaiian Electric Company and at Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn and Stifel.

Chong is vice president of Government Relations and will advocate for HMSA members with government policymakers and agencies. He came to HMSA from the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. Chong also served as a member of the state House of Representatives.

About HMSA

Caring for the people of Hawaii is our promise and our privilege. Working together with employers, partners, and doctors and other health care providers, we promote well-being; develop reliable, affordable health plans; and support members with clear, thoughtful guidance.

HMSA is the most experienced health plan in the state, covering more than half of Hawaii’s population. As a recognized leader, we embrace our responsibility to strengthen the health and well-being of our community.

Headquartered on Oahu with centers and offices statewide to serve our members, HMSA is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.