Family Business Center of Hawaii

Equipping, educating and celebrating families in business

Shidler College of Business

FBC Event

Big Island Meeting

Speaker: Nelson T. Okumura, President and CEO of Valley Isle Produce Inc.

Nelson OkumuraNelson T. Okumura is the President and CEO of Valley Isle Produce Inc. dba VIP Foodservice and Island Grocery Depot stores. VIP Foodservice is a foodservice distributor serving a diverse base of over 760 operators, including resorts, restaurants, grocery stores, healthcare and schools on the islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Island Grocery Depot is a grocery store that specializes in hard-to-find local specialties and Maui’s favorite national branded grocery items in individual and bulk sizes. Nelson graduated from Maui High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. After a stint in the Army Reserves he joined the family business that his father founded. Nelson has three grown children, Cheryl who is a Science Professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles , Neal a Senior Engineer at Raytheon in Los Angeles and Scott who works in Honolulu as a draftsman for a mechanical engineering company.