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academic administrator , Government official , lawyer , corporate executive

Kent Marsteller Keith, American academic administrator, motivational speaker, lawyer, writer. Bar: Hawaii 1977, District of Columbia 1979. Rhodes scholar, 1970; named one of 10 Outstanding Young Men of America, United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1984; recipient Distinguished Alumni award University Hawaii, 1993.


Keith, Kent Marsteller was born on May 22, 1948 in New York City. Son of Bruce Edgar and Evelyn E. (Johnston) Keith.


Bachelor in Government, Harvard University, 1970. Bachelor in Politics and Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1972. Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1977.

Juris Doctor, University Hawaii, 1977. Doctor of Education, University Southern California, 1996.


Associate Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright, Honolulu, 1977-1979. Coordinator Hawaii Department Planning and Economic Development, 1979-1981, deputy director, 1981-1983, director, 1983-1986. Energy resources coordinator State of Hawaii, 1983-1986, chairman State Policy Council, 1983-1986.

Chairman Aloha Tower Development Corporation, 1983-1986. Project manager Mililani Technology Park Castle and Cooke Properties, Inc., 1986-1989, vice president public relations and business development, 1988-1989. President Chaminade University, Honolulu, 1989-1995.

Vice president development and communications Young Men’s Christian Association Honolulu, 1998—2001, senior vice president, 2001—2004. President Carlson Keith Corporation, since 2004.


  • Bar: Hawaii 1977, District of Columbia 1979.



Trustee Hawaii Loa College, 1986—1989, vice chairman, 1987—1989. Board directors St. Louis School, 1990—1995, Hanahauoli School, 1990—1998, Catholic Charities, 1997—2003. Chairman Manoa Neighborhood Board, 1989—1991.

Member platform committee Hawaii Democratic Convention, 1982, 1984, 1986. President Manoa Valley Church, Honolulu, 1976—1978. Member Diocesan Board Education, 1990—1995, chairman, 1990—1993.

Member Manoa Valley Church. Member American Association Rhodes Scholars, International House of Japan, Nature Conservancy, Science Society Association, Family Promise Hawaii, Plz. Club, Pacific Club, Harvard Club Hawaii (Honolulu, board directors 1974-1978, secretary 1974-1976), Rotary (Honolulu Sunrise).


Married Elizabeth Misao Carlson, August 22, 1976.

Bruce Edgar Keith

Evelyn E. (Johnston) Keith

Elizabeth Misao Carlson