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Executive Team

Ray L'Heureux

Ray L'Heureux
President & Chief Executive Officer

Ray serves on the Board of Directors for Pacific Historic Parks, and he previously served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for 30 years. During his military service, Ray served as the Commanding Officer for Marine Helicopter Squadron One, which is the USMC unit responsible for transporting by helicopter the President of the United States, the Vice President, U.S. Cabinet members, and other VIPs. Ray served at USPACOM, commanded a Marine Heavy Lift Squadron at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and retired from active duty after serving as Chief of Staff, Marine Forces Pacific. Ray has also served as the Chief Aviation Officer for Aria Worldwide and worked at the Hawaii Department of Education as an Assistant Superintendent. Ray serves on numerous nonprofit boards locally, including Pioneering Healthy Communities, the Pacific Aviation Museum, and the Education Institute of Hawaii.

Carlton Kramer

Carlton Kramer
Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Carlton is responsible for marketing the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, Diamond Head Visitor Center, and Kalaupapa National Historical Park. Responsibilities also include sales and marketing for Pacific Historic Parks’ USS Arizona Memorial retail store, USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour, Diamond Head Visitor Center retail store, Diamond Head Narrated Tour and our store at Kalaupapa. In addition, Carlton handles the wholesale division for Pacific Historic Parks and markets our organization's merchandise to groups coming to Oahu or to other retail outlets. For past four years, Carlton has also been the VP Sales & Marketing for the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. Please feel free to contact Carlton if you need assistance regarding Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head State Monument or Kalaupapa National Historical Park or if you desire to become a wholesale vendor with our organization.

E-mail: CKramer@PacificHistoricParks.org; Phone: 808-781-3302.

Aileen Utterdyke

Aileen Utterdyke
Chief Financial Officer

Aileen has served as the CFO for Pacific Historic Parks since 2012. She is a Certified Public Accountant and previously served on the Pacific Historic Parks board. Prior to her current position, she worked as a consultant and was the Tax Senior Manager at Ernst & Young for over 20 years. She is the author of "Taxes of Hawaii: A Comprehensive Guide for Taxpayers and Tax Professionals." She volunteers with the National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii and is the foundation's chair for 2016.

Tom Gerrish

Tom Gerrish
Director of Information and Digital Technology

Tom is responsible for all information and digital technology related duties for the organization and is the primary project manager for the digital portal program. His background includes over 25 years of information technology experience in manufacturing, software development, education, healthcare, information technology and humanitarian markets. His experience includes IT leadership, system integration, networking, telecom, software development, project management and IT operations. Prior to joining Pacific Historic Parks, Tom was the Director of the Enterprises Services Branch at the Hawaii Department of Education and earlier served as a program manager at HMSA, focusing on the IT integration of the Affordable Care Act.

Gail Chew

Gail Ann Chew
Director of Development

Gail serves as the Director of Development and has more than 20 years of experience in providing strategic marketing, communications and philanthropy with a diverse range of organizations in Hawaii, including the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, JDRF, Hawaii Restaurant Association, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. She specializes in the development and implementation of strategic corporate alliances. A graduate of the University of California at Davis with a BA in English and MA in Education, she is responsible for the design, implementation, and oversight of PHP’s annual fund development program.