Executive Profile
Wednesday, July 7, 1999

Name: Lauren Oda
Age: 30
Position: Deputy controller, CB Bancshares
First job: Fast-food clerk
Favorite pastimes: Time with family

Oda helps control banks' purse strings

CB Bancshares Inc. has hired Lauren S. Oda as deputy controller with responsibility for financial reporting and general accounting operations for the holding company's two principal subsidiaries, City Bank and International Savings & Loan.

"I look forward to developing and expanding the finance function beyond the traditional role of financial reporting and general accounting," Oda said. She said for the banking company to remain competitive and increase profitability her department has to provide management with the most accurate information available.

Oda has 8-1/2 years of accounting experience and most recently was controller for Ono Construction Inc. She also worked as business assurance manager for Coopers & Lybrand LLP for 7-1/2 years.

Oda earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Hawaii in 1990.

By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin

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