Procurement Policy Board Members

Richard “Rick” Heltzel

Mr. Heltzel is a Civil Engineer and has over 40 years of worldwide experience in the maritime industry, including marine construction, offshore pipelines, dredging, and deep foundations.  He has over 35 years working throughout the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim.  In his current role as President of Healy Tibbitts Builders, Inc., Mr. Heltzel has been directly responsible for planning and execution for all of the company’s ongoing and completed projects.

He is affiliated with the Associated General Contractors of America, the General Contractors Association of Hawaii, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers.

 

Lance M. Inouye 

Mr. Inouye is President and Chief Executive Officer of Ralph S. Inouye Co., Ltd., a “kama’aina” Hawaii general contractor company that was founded by his father in 1962.  He has a background in construction and running a business, and will contribute his expertise in construction procurement to the Procurement Policy Board.  He has served on numerous boards and committees, including the Hawaii State Land Use Commission, the General Contractors Association of Hawaii, the Hawaii Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Fund, Shriners Hospital Capital Campaign Committee, the Academy of the Pacific Board, and the Department of Education Advisory Committee.

Mr. Inouye received his Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii College of Business, his Juris Doctor from the University of Hawaii School of Law, his Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Stanford University, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

 

Lisa Maruyama

Ms. Maruyama is the President and CEO of the Hawai`i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO). She has a particular focus in strategic thinking for systems change, nonprofit management, strategic communications and marketing, program development, sector level public policy issues and government relations.

Ms. Maruyama is on the board of the O’ahu Economic Development Board, the Advisory Committee of the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Public Administration Program; the Hawai`i Energy Strategic Advisory Board; and the Leadership Board of Transform Hawai`i Government. As of 2021, she is a founding advisory board member of the Funder Hui and Kūkulu Switchboard, and on the Steering Committee of Chaminade University’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Shidler School of Business. She is a Pacific Century Fellow, Weinberg Fellow, and PONO Fellow, and was designated Top Forty Under 40 by the Pacific Business News in 2001.

Diane Nakagawa

Ms. Nakagawa was appointed Deputy Director of the Finance Department of the County of Hawai’i in May 2022 after serving as the County’s Purchasing Agent since 2019.  Prior to joining the County of Hawai‘i, she spent 16 years at the City of Phoenix, primarily specializing in economic development and budget administration.  Diane last served as the Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Phoenix before returning home.

Diane was born and raised in Kona and is an alumna of Konawaena High School.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs.

 

Keith Regan (Comptroller)

Mr. Regan was appointed as Comptroller for the Department of Accounting and General Services in December 2022.  He recently served as a Business Management Officer with the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. He previously worked as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Hawaii Tourism Authority and was Managing Director for the County of Maui.

Mr. Regan graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Public Administration and has an MBA from the University of Phoenix. While at the County of Maui, he was accepted into and completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State & Local Government program. He also was the recipient of the Pacific Business News’ Young Business Person of the Year in 2001 and the Pacific Business News’ Forty Under Forty Awards in 2001.