Richard R. Kelley announced Aug. 12 that he had stepped down as chairman of Outrigger Enterprises to be succeeded his son, Charles “Chuck” Kelley.

The changes took effect immediately following the Aug. 4 board of directors meeting for the family-owned hospitality company.

“After 25 years as chairman, I felt it was time to follow the example of my father [company founder Roy C. Kelley] and continue the evolution of our company’s leadership by passing the reins to the next generation,” Richard Kelley said in a statement.

“However, no one should imagine I’m retiring,” the 77-year-old continued. “I plan to keep doing most of what I’ve been doing since stepping down as CEO in 1993, but I’m asking Chuck to take over the considerable governance work involved in chairing the board.”

David Carey will continue as president and CEO of Honolulu-based Outrigger Enterprises, which currently operates or has under construction 44 properties throughout Hawaii, the Pacific and Asia.
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