Crystal Rose started her career as an associate at Carlsmith-Ball before becoming a Construction Law lecturer at the University of Hawaii from 1986 to 1989. She eventually became a partner at Bays et al in charge of commercial, real estate, construction and trust litigation.
In 2000 and 2005, Crystal received the O’o Award – Hawaiian Business Person of the Year, and the Pacific Business News Business Woman of the Year Award, for her outstanding performance as an entrepreneur. And complementing these honors is her involvement in more than a dozen community organizational boards, demonstrating her status as a powerhouse in both the business and non-profit community in the State.
Crystal Rose imparts to us how she effectively manages her time between family, business, and community involvement. She also shares how Kamehameha Schools and Bernice Pauahi Bishop have become instrumental in her dreams of giving back to the community. In this Greater Good Radio episode, Crystal talks about her active involvement in community-based organizations despite the hectic business schedule that she carries with her. She also mentions how mutual support within her family reinforces the bond that they have, which enables them to work beyond their normal capacity.
You can find out more as you listen now to this Greater Good Radio interview with Crystal Rose; mother, entrepreneur, lawyer, philanthropist.
1982 University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., San Francisco, California
1979 Willamette University, B.S., Double Major in Psychology & Sociology, Salem, Oregon
1975 Kamehameha School for Girls
1986-Present Bays, Deaver, Lung, Rose & Baba; Partner since 1989; emphasizing Commercial, Real Estate, Construction and Trust Litigation
1986-1989 University of Hawaii School of Architecture, Lecturer – Construction Law, Fall Semesters
1982-1985 Carlsmith, Ball; Associate; Commercial and Construction Litigation
Appointments • Boards • Committees • Awards
2005-Present Board Member – Hawaiian Electric Company
2005-Present Board Member – Central Pacific Financial Corp.; Lead Director; Chair-Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee
2004-Present Board Member – Central Pacific Bank; Lead Director; Chair-Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee; Member – Loan Committee
2005 Business Woman of the Year – Pacific Business News
2005-Present Co-Chair YWCA Capital Campaign
2002-2003 Commissioner – Hawaiian Homes Commission
2001-Present CEO Board of Advisors Kamehameha Schools
2001-Present Board Member – Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
2000 O`O Award – Hawaiian Business Person of the Year
1999-Present Board Member – Boys & Girls Club of Honolulu; Secretary 2001-present
1982-Present Member – Hawaii State Bar Association & American Bar Association
1992-Present Hearing Committee Member – Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court
1993-Present Member – Native Hawaiian Bar Association; Vice President 1998-1999;
1997-Present Member – Circuit Court Rules Committee – First Circuit Court, State of Hawaii
1998-Present Member – Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; Board Member 1998-2001;
Secretary 1999-2000; Treasurer 2000-2001
1988-2000 Arbitrator & Mediator – American Arbitration Association
1986 Commissioner – Ethics Commission – City & County of Honolulu
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