Lauren Nahme is the Vice President for Strategy & Transformation for Kamehameha Schools. Her group’s primary kuleana is to ensure the successful implementation of KS’ Strategic Plan 2020, never losing sight of the bigger vision of a thriving Native Hawaiian community. The plan envisions KS and its community collaborators working together to have a greater collective impact with and for Native Hawaiians.
She and her team are charged to provide both long-range vision-casting support for executives and trustees while also providing alignment and implementation support for short and mid-term progress across the enterprise. Demonstrating and encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship mindsets, design thinking and cross-functional collaboration are also a significant part of her team’s role in the transformation efforts of the organization.
Since January of 2010, Nahme has served Kamehameha as director of Strategic Planning and Implementation providing direct support to the chief executive officer on strategic planning efforts.
Nahme began her KS career in 2006, serving for four years as the organization’s controller, responsible for financial and investment reporting, accounting operations, procurement and budget. Prior to joining Kamehameha, she was chief financial officer for the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, a local construction company, controller at City Bank and audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand. Nahme holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a graduate from Pearl City High School.
Nahme dedicates herself to several community organizations. They include the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, University of Hawaii Alumni Association, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, The Aloha Council-Boy Scouts, and the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii.