Bennet Group Promotes Pono Suganuma to Senior Account Executive

Honolulu – Bennet Group Strategic Communications, one of Hawai‘i’s premier public relations agencies, today announced the promotion of Pono Suganuma to senior account executive.

“Pono is a fast-rising star at our firm and in the state, combining her impressive communications expertise – especially in digital media – with her genuine passion for making Hawai‘i better. Our clients especially value Pono’s community understanding, exemplary storytelling skills, relentless enthusiasm and commitment to delivering measurable results, every time,” said Joan Bennet, president and CEO of Bennet Group. “We look forward to working with Pono in her new role as she continues to provide smart and savvy communications counsel to our clients and partners.”

Pono joined the Bennet Group team in May 2019 as an account executive. In her role, she provides strategic planning, message development and tactical execution services for a suite of clients in the areas of renewable energy, inter-island transportation, resort development, real estate, agricultural sustainability and more. She also serves as the 2020 membership chair for the Hawaiʻi Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Prior to joining Bennet Group, Pono most recently served as a Legislative Aide for Hawaiʻi State Representative Nicole Lowen, whom she supported by drafting government resolutions, certificates, and constituent communication materials. She previously served as a Digital Content Producer for Hawaiʻi News Now, where she produced a variety of high-performing multimedia content for its digital and social platforms. Pono graduated from Utah State University in 2018 and Kamehameha Schools in 2015.

About Bennet Group Strategic Communications

Bennet Group Strategic Communications provides full-service public relations and strategic communications counsel to a variety of businesses in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. The firm provides corporate communications, public affairs and public policy, media training, crisis communications, social media, integrated marketing and issues management, among other services. More information is available on its website and on its social platforms: FacebookInstagram and Twitter.