Our Speakers

Our Speakers

Seun Adebiyi

Seun Adebiyi is a graduate of the Yale Law School, co-founder of the Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria, and a cancer survivor/advocate. Born in Nigeria, Seun moved to the United States at age 6. He started college at 14, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh, and after law school, joined Goldman Sachs as an attorney. He later transitioned into the field of management consulting with Bain & Co., then worked as a project manager for the American Cancer Society’s global health program, before launching his own virtual law firm in 2016. Colleen graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration.

Lance Roylo

Lance has served as the Bank of Hawaii’s Social Media Manager for 4 years and has recently been changed positions to work solely on content creation. Lance now does work that appears on the banks’ social media channels, printed marketing materials as well as on local TV commercials. 

Marlon Sarmiento

Marlon has been building websites and involved in the digital space since 2007. His company has won 3 American Marketing Association awards and has helped many local businesses. White Space Studio is now focused in helping small businesses kickstart and/or improve their online presence through websites, their unique web hosting plan, and effective online marketing strategies.


Hawai`i-born and raised Louise K.Y. Ing is a partner in Dentons’ Honolulu office, practicing litigation and dispute resolution in business, employment, real estate, intellectual property, construction, receivership, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy matters. Was one of the founding partners of Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, the fourth largest law firm in Hawai`i before its combination with Dentons in 2018. Past president of the Hawai`i State Bar Association (HSBA) and Hawai`i State Bar Foundation (HSBF) and continues to serve on both business and non-profit boards, including Island Holdings, a Hawai`i-based insurance and investments holding company, Child & Family Service, the University of Hawai`i Foundation, Kristi Yamaguchi’s Always Dream Foundation and HSBF. Has received professional recognitions including Best Lawyers in America® in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Bet–the-Company Litigation, Bankruptcy Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation and Chambers USA, and leadership awards from Pacific Business News, YWCA of O`ahu, Girls Scouts of Hawai`i, Patsy T. Mink PAC, HSBA and Planned Parenthood of Hawai`i.

Jan Kaeo

Jan Kaeo grew up in Kalihi, attended our public schools until grade 9, then went on to graduate from Maryknoll High School. She was the first in her family to attend college and graduated with two bachelors’ degrees from the University of Hawaii at Manoa — a degree in Accounting from the College of Business, and a degree in Speech from the College of Arts & Sciences. Colleen graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration.

Colleen McAluney

Colleen McAluney has been the Program Manager at the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership for three years and has recently been named the Director of Hawaii’s only Women’s Business Center, established in 2013 by the YWCA O`ahu and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Previously, Colleen worked for 15 years at Hawaii retailer, Reyn’s, as a Buyer/Merchandiser. She has volunteered extensively in the non-profit sector in event development, as well as sitting on the boards of Reyn’s, Holy Nativity School, and Niu Peninsula Community Association. Colleen graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Business Administration.