Elliot Mills. - Photo: Kamehameha Schools

Elliot Mills, vice president of operations for Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, has been named to the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. Mills’ five-year term begins Oct. 1.

The state Probate Court committee selected Mills from three finalists, including Kathryn Matayoshi, former Department of Education Superintendent, and Timothy Johns, former CEO at Bishop Museum.

In a statement, Mills said he is honored to be entrusted with creating educational opportunities to improve the well-being of the lāhui as a KS trustee. “It is an important kuleana to work together to set a path for future generations, knowing education is the path to a bright future for our people.”

Micah Kāne, chairman of KS’ Board of Trustees, welcomed Mills to the board. “Mr. Mills will bring vast knowledge and insight to our organization. Aulani is a major employer on the Leeward Coast of Oʻahu, so he will add a unique community perspective as we continue to implement our strategic plan. We look forward to having him as a member of our Board and working together to further Princess Pauahi’s mission.”

Noting that his role at Aulani helps make children’s dreams come true, Mills added, “Our children are the most precious part of our lives, and it is through their imaginations we will find the answer to move Hawaiʻi forward.”