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Toby B. Taniguchi

Taniguchi was appointed Trustee to the Parker Ranch Foundation effective January 1, 2023. Taniguchi is Chief Executive Officer of KTA Super Stores, a multi-generational family grocery business on Hawaii Island. KTA is well-known by Big Island residents for its long-standing support and advocacy for local food through its Mountain Apple brand. Taniguchi has served on the Board of Directors of Parker Ranch, Inc. since 2018. Taniguchi became President and Chief Operating Officer of KTA in 2021. He has worked for KTA since 1996 and has held various positions at all levels within the organization. He is actively involved in numerous public service and nonprofit organizations, and currently serves as chairman of Community First, a 501(c)3 formed to serve as a catalyst for solutions to improving health and lowering medical costs on Hawaii Island. Additionally, Taniguchi also serves on the Board of Directors for the Hawaiian Electric Company, Employers’ Protective Insurance Company, Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and the Lyman House Museum. He is a Pacific Century Fellow (Class of 2003) and was recognized by Pacific Business News in its “40 Under 40” listing and by Hawaii Business Magazine in its “20 for the Next 20” listing. He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Portland, and an Executive Food Management Certificate from the University of Southern California.

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