Meredith Ching is executive 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 service in Hawaii
Ching is a member of the Matson Navigation Company board, and her current community involvement includes the boards of the Queens’ Health System/Queens’ Medical Center, Hawaii Agricultural Foundation, Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance, and the A&B Sugar Museum. Prior community involvement includes service on the boards of Girl Scouts of Hawaii, Hawaii Nature Center, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, YMCA, Kapiolani Health Foundation, Hawaii Medical Service Association, 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.