President of Hawaiian Telephone Company
J. Ballard Atherton, founding member of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, was an accomplished electrical engineer, President of Hawaiian Telephone Company, and part owner of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Mr. Atherton previously served as director of the Hawaiian Electric Company, the Bank of Hawaii and the Hilo Tribune-Herald. Mr. Atherton is a former president of the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the grandson of YMCA founder, Joseph Ballard Atherton.