Meredith Ching is senior vice president of external affairs at Alexander & Baldwin. She joined A&B in 1982 and held various positions within the organization before being named vice president, corporate natural resources in 1988, responsible for land and water use issues for the company.
Over the years, government relations and community relations responsibilities were added, and in 2007, she was promoted to senior vice president. Before coming to A&B, Ching held the position of financial analyst with the Dillingham Corporation for two years.
Commitment to community service in Hawaii
Ching has served on numerous nonprofit boards. Her community involvement currently includes the boards of Kupu, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Hawaii Agricultural Foundation, Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance, and the A&B Sugar Museum.
Past community involvement includes service on the boards of Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, YMCA, HMSA, Girl Scouts of Hawaii, Hawaii Nature Center, Palama Settlement, Neighborhood Justice Center, and Child and Family Service.
Government service in the islands
Ching’s past government service activities include appointments to the State of Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management, the State Board of Agriculture, City & County of Honolulu Charter Commission, Mayor’s Task Force to develop the Pacific Nations Center and the Governor’s Task Force on the Department of Environmental Protection.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Stanford University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.