>> Television news reporter Su Shin has left KHNL-TV, channel 8, to begin pitching stories to her former colleagues.
Shin joins public relations firm Joan Bennet and Associates Inc. as an account manager responsible for counseling clients on communications strategies.
Shin has been with KHNL since 1993, starting out in sales before switching to the news department in 1995.
Joan Bennet also hired Cora Wakatsuki as an account representative. Wakatsuki was previously a real estate appraiser with John Child & Co.
>> Louis Vuitton Hawaii Group has hired Brittney M. Martinez as store manager for the company's Louis Vuitton Kings' Shops at Waikoloa.
Martinez will oversee the daily operations of the retail luxury goods store. She previously was senior store manager at Sunglass Hut & Watch Station.
>> The Hawaii Advertising Federation named KGMB television Vice President and General Manager Lynne Mueller and advertising executive Jeff Hendrix as ad persons of the year during its annual Pele Awards.
Hendrix's company, Hendrix Miyasaki Shin, won 33 awards in the competition, including four Pele Awards, for ads including those on behalf of the state Department of Health, Sprint Hawaii and Zippy's Restaurants.
Milici Valenti Ng Pack walked away with the most awards, 36, including seven Pele Awards for campaigns promoting Aloha Airlines and the Museum Store.
Company President and CEO Nick Ng Pack was honored with a silver medal from the American Advertising Federation District 13.
Ken Berry, publisher of MidWeek and vice president of Oahu Publications, was named media person of the year.
Norm Nichols, president of Video Lab, claimed the Above and Beyond Award.
David Murphey, of Killerphotos.com, was named Outstanding Young Advertising Person of the Year.
Renee Tamanaha, a graphic arts student at Honolulu Community College, won the George Arthur Pellegrin Minority Scholarship.
The Pele Awards are Hawaii's version of the American Advertising Federation's ADDY awards, honoring outstanding advertising work.