Kurt Murao entered HBA in seventh grade. Coming from a public school, and a family that didn’t emphasize religion, HBA’s faith-based community was a whole new world. It was here that Kurt opened his first Bible. He also recalls Steve Murphy and Ted Goslen, who were the Christian Activities Directors, as being important influences in his walk with the Lord. During his time at HBA, he played baseball for both HBA and Pac-5 for six years, soccer for three years, and football for PAC-5 and volleyball for a year. In his younger years he surfed a lot, but now enjoys playing the guitar.
After HBA, Kurt graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He continued his education, receiving a juris doctorate from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law, and a taxation master of laws from Georgetown University’s Law Center. He is currently the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for Hawaiian Electric Industries. Kurt and his wife, Tracie, have three children: Skyler, Chase and Evan.