Rural Social Enterprise Technology Firm Regroups to Send CEO to D.C.


March 9, 2011

Waimanalo, Hawaii – The Hawaiian Homestead Technology (HHT) company is moving its headquarters from Oahu to its origins on Kauai this month, in response to the departure of its top executive, Jade Danner.  Last month, Danner was hired by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka as his Policy Director for the next two years on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

HHT will be managed by its working board and production supervisor Kau`i Aki, a six-year manager located in the Kauai business office.  The company plans to continue delivering data conversion product to its government and commercial customers, as well as its call center expansion plans in partnership with 10 tribal firms across the country.

“We are very proud of Jade and know that she will work hard for all native peoples in D.C. over the next two years,” said Napali Woode, HHT board member.  “Kau`i Aki is poised to lead the operations of the company, she is a very committed business leader that knows the company inside and out.”

Aki will continue the growth plan of HHT by participating in the national “200,000 Jobs” initiative of the Inter Tribal Economic Alliance that includes Indian tribes, Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian nonprofit organizations.  The initiative will build on the data conversion strength and add call center locations in Hawaii, New Mexico and other states around the country.

“I love my job at HHT, and working in the information technology space,” Aki said from her Kauai homestead office.  “We built a company that not only delivers quality product, but creates jobs for our people.”

HHT has provided customers with top quality document digitization solutions that save them time, money and resources while providing their employees and customers with unprecedented access to the information and services offered. HHT has a multitude of services ranging from text and graphic conversion to website development. For more information contact Kau`i Aki, HHT Operations Manager at 808.820.8020 or at

HHT is a subsidiary of the non-profit Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement with a mission to create job opportunities in economically underserved Native Hawaiian homestead communities.


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