New leadership in Hawaiʻi for national nonprofit Trust for Public Land

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Kaʻiulani Sodaro is the new Hawaiʻi Board Chair for Trust for Public Land and Race Randle is the new Hawaiʻi Board Vice Chair. (Photo courtesy: Trust for Public Land)

Trust for Public Land has appointed Ka‘iulani Sodaro as Hawai‘i board chair and Race Randle as vice chair, effective July 1.

Trust for Public Land is a national nonprofit that works with communities to create parks and protect public land where they are needed most. 

Oʻahu native Sodaro brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate development to the board, having held roles with the Hilton Hotels Corporation, Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Kamehameha Schools and Pūlama Lānaʻi. Currently, she serves as senior vice president of planning & development for The Howard Hughes Corporation at Ward Village.


She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and jointly serves on the board of Child & Family Service. Additionally, Sodaro previously served on the City & County of Honolulu Planning Commission and as a board member of PBS Hawaiʻi.

She is an alumna of Punahou School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, as well as a Master of Planning from the University of Southern California. While earning her master’s degree, she also interned as a US Housing and Urban Development Community Development Fellow at Trust for Public Land’s Los Angeles office.

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Randle’s deep connection to the islands has been a fundamental driving force throughout his distinguished career in real estate spanning more than two decades. In April 2023, Randle was appointed as CEO of Maui Land & Pineapple Company, the steward of more than 22,000 acres of land, including one of Hawai‘i’s largest private nature preserves.


He previously served as executive vice president at Lendlease and senior vice president of The Howard Hughes Corporation, where he played a pivotal role in redeveloping Ward Village in Honolulu. Randle has been a Hawai‘i Advisory Board member since 2017 and began his association with Trust for Public Land more than a decade ago as a supporter of its work to protect land and trails in and around the Turtle Bay Resort.

“Ka‘iulani and Race bring invaluable expertise and vision to their new roles on our board,” said Lea Hong, associate vice president of Trust for Public Land. “With their leadership, we are confident in our ability to continue positively impacting our communities and preserving valuable public lands for future generations.”



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