On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the Professional Women’s Network will welcome Rick Blangiardi, Mayor of the 11th largest municipality in the U.S.
Prior to his taking office on Jan. 2, 2021, he led a distinguished award-winning career as a media executive beginning with KGMB-TV in 1977, then senior executive positions in Seattle, New York, San Francisco and LA. Blangiardi’s last mainland position was as president of Telemundo Holdings (the nation’s 2nd largest Hispanic TV network). A key highlight was leading the sale of Telemundo to NBC for $2.7 billion. Returning to Honolulu he served as Sr. VP & GM of both KHON2 and KGMB9 through the sale of KHON; then GM of KGMB, and in 2009, GM of Hawaii News Now — KGMB and KHNL.
Blangiardi holds a BS degree from Springfield College and a Master of Ed. Admin. from UH. He is a veteran of the US Naval Reserve and was a football coach at UConn and then UH. He has an extensive resume of involvement with Hawaii’s leading nonprofits, educational institutions, and youth development programs, far too numerous to mention here.
Mayor Blangiardi lives in Honolulu with his wife, Karen Chang. He has three children and five grandchildren.
Come to the PWN luncheon on April 28. Meet the Mayor of Honolulu. Learn where he and his administration stand on the pandemic, its health and economic impacts, affordable housing, homelessness, public safety, rail, elder care, etc. We are sure to have a lively Q & A. Bring a guest and your business cards!
Luncheon meeting: $40 members, $45 guests. MUST RSVP by Friday, April 22. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org — include your menu choice.
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Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
Location: Private Club, Downtown Honolulu
Sign in and Program:
11:30 — Noon: Networking
Noon: 1:30 p.m.: Program Guests are Welcome!
Specify your choice of menu:
Broiled chicken breast, caponata sauce, mashed potatoes, asparagus
Ginger steamed Oriental fish, bok choi, lemongrass jasmine rice
(both are chef’s choice)
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