Stephen Lent is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lent Enterprises, Inc. Renowned and respected in Hawaii’s business community, Lent worked with Pacific Business News (PBN) for 27 years serving as president and publisher before establishing Waikiki News in 1996. He also warked as publisher of PBN’s professional journals group, which included the Hawaii Bar Association, Hawaii Medical Association, Honolulu Chapter of AIA, Hawaii Dental Association, Hawaii Association of Realtors and Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Lent served as President of four prestigious industry organizations in Hawaii, including the Hawaii Publishers Association, the Honolulu Advertising Federation, the Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu and the Honolulu Executives Association. He was selected media person of the year for 1991 by Advertising Agency Association of Hawaii. He has been a board member of the Honolulu Boy Choir since 1993. Before residing in Hawaii, he was employed by the Los Angeles Times, the New York Herald-Tribune, and the San Francisco Examiner.