Frieda S. Takaki Receives Life Service Award from The ESOP Association

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For her impressive contributions to the employee ownership community and her commitment to The ESOP Association, Frieda S. Takaki, President and CEO of CHART Rehabilitation of Hawaii, Inc. has been awarded The ESOP Association's Life Service Award, the Association's highest honor. The award was presented at the Association's 36th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice on employee ownership in America.

Ms. Takaki is the current Chair of the Employee Ownership Foundation, The ESOP Association's affiliated 501(c)(3) Foundation dedicated to promoting employee ownership. She is active in the Hawaii Chapter of The ESOP Association and has served on the Executive Committee's State & Regional Chapter Council. From 2007 – 2009, Ms. Takaki served as Chair of The ESOP Association.

CHART Rehabilitation of Hawaii, Inc., located in Honolulu, HI, is a multi-disciplinary outpatient physical rehabilitation clinic and is one of the most innovative and comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation centers in the country. CHART pioneered the active rehab concept in the state of Hawaii in 1979 specializing in work injury and auto accident patients. Ms. Takaki has been with CHART since 1983 and was promoted to President and CEO in 1989.

"Frieda has been active in the ESOP community for many years and is always enthusiastic about her work for the Foundation and the Association," said President of Employee Ownership Foundation and The ESOP Association, J. Michael Keeling. "She is a dynamic leader who consistently goes above and beyond to advocate for ESOPs and employee ownership in America. Her leadership of the Employee Ownership Foundation has made both the Foundation and the Association better and I am proud to present her with this honor."

The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership. The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy. More information: website - and blog –

SOURCE The ESOP Association


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