With SSFM Since 2001

Jo-Anna Ku’ualoha Herkes

Vice President, Government Contacts,
Business Development Leader, Island of Hawaii

Jo-Anna has been a member of SSFM since 2001. Through her tenure, Jo-Anna has participated in almost every type of project, contributing as a manager as well as technical resource. She is the Business Development Leader for SSFM’s Big Island office and is also Vice President in charge of the firm’s federal contracts compliance program. She provides project management services to both private corporations and public agencies. Throughout her professional career Jo-Anna has excelled in corporate management. She has developed exceptional capabilities in community relations and outreach programs. She provides project liaison to community organizations, community leaders, neighborhood boards, business organizations, individual organizations and stakeholders.

Jo-Anna is also SSFM’s lead champion for permit processing and coordination with regulatory agencies for both public and private clients throughout the State of Hawaii..

Michael P. Matsumoto, P.E., FACEC


Mike joined SSFM International in 1968 as a newly graduated structural engineer. In 1976 he was appointed principal. Through his tenure with the firm Mike has served as its Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed SSFM’s President/CEO in 1997 and is currently responsible for all aspects of the firm’s practice. Under Mike’s leadership SSFM has experienced tremendous growth, with the addition of offices on all of the Islands and successful expansion throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Mike’s professional experience includes management and design of structural and civil engineering projects within all of the firm’s markets, from the Diamond Head Terminal at Honolulu International Airport, Interstate and the H-1 Keehi Interchange, to resort projects such as the Four Seasons Hotel and Sheraton Redevelopment on Maui.

As a certified organizational and technical peer reviewer. Mike has conducted peer reviews of engineering firms for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the Council of American Structural Engineers (CASE), and the Structural Engineers Risk Management Council (SERMC).

Master of Science, Civil Engineering
University of Illinois

Bachelor of Science,Civil Engineering
University of Hawaii

Professional Engineer, Structural Engineering, Hawaii, #2974-C

Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering, Guam, #843

Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering; Structural Engineering, Commonwealth of Northern Marianna Islands, #209

With SSFM Since 1968