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Sunday, May 18, 2003


[Hawaii Inc.]

New jobs

>> Young Brothers and Hawaiian Tug & Barge named Jeff Conners port captain in the maritime operations department. He has more than 30 years of marine industry experience, most recently as senior manager at AMSEC LLC.

>> Jennifer W. Scott has been named senior project architect at Ferraro Choi & Associates. She shares design responsibility for Molokai Hospital and Midway Island Sustainable Facilities Evaluation. She heads the project work for Inspirations retail center in Pearlridge Shopping Center and the Honolulu Chaminade University Freitas Hall renovation. She was previously interiors project architect for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, Calif., while at Hawley Peterson and Snyder Architects.

>> Hualalai has named Joe Enos director of marketing and cultural programs at the resort. As a project consultant at Hualalai for the past year, he assisted with the opening events for the Weiskopf Golf Course, the Canoe Club, and the club membership program.

Promotions

>> City Mill Company Ltd. has promoted Matt Collins, Russell Nakamura, Frank DeAnda, Larry Matoba, and Barry Muraszko to supervisor. Collins and Nakamura are supervisors at the Kaimuki store, DeAnda is supervisor at the Mililani store, Matoba is supervisor at the Pearl City Store and Muraszko is supervisor at the Hawaii Kai store. Sixty City Mill employees have graduated from its supervisor training program since it was founded five years ago.

>> Glenn Nagata has been promoted to vice president and construction loan administrator at Finance Factors. He will coordinate and monitor residential construction loans in progress. He joined the company in 1980 as a management trainee and most recently served as Kapahulu branch manager and vice president.

On the board

>> The Friends of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii has re-elected John Landgraf of First Hawaiian Bank as president for 2003. Other officers are: Rick Humphreys of Hawaii Receivables Management, vice president; James Wriston of Ashford & Wriston, secretary; and Glenn Shizumura of Ernst and Young LLP, treasurer. New directors elected to three-year terms are Dennis Francis of The Honolulu Advertiser, Jim Walters of Hawaiian Building Maintenance, and Diane Ono of Galiher DeRobertis Nakamura Ono Takitani. The center is a nonprofit organization that raises public awareness of and funds for cancer research.

>> People Attentive to Children has named Nalani Matsuo of Tesoro Hawaii Corp. 2003 board president. Other new officers are: Vice President Sherri Aoyama, American Savings Bank; Secretary William Kern, Pacific TechWorks; and Treasurer Leona Seto-Mook, Richard Seto-Mook Realty. The board of directors includes: Olina Aiwohi, Gaynel Buxton, Barbara Essman, Liuone Faagai, Earl Inouye, Natalie Ichimura Kiehm, Estelle Iwamura, Steven Kim, Vicky Kometani, Susan Arinaga Li, Rae Loui, Russell Lum, Shawn Nakamoto, Faith Rex, Tamara Rollins and Ala Saka. PATCH is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of childcare in Hawaii through education, demonstration and advocacy.

Recognition

>> Continential Airlines Hawaii employees Ron Wright and Kathy Louie have received the 25th Annual Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel President's Award. Wright is the airline's Hawaii sales and service managing director. Louie is the airline's Hawaii sales and service manager. Continential and the association forged a partnership in 1998 to provide discounted fares for Pacific Island high school students so they could pursue a higher education and receive pre-college training and guidance. The award is in recognition of the company's commitment to education.

>> Bobbie Quitan was named Person of the Year by the Society of Government Travel Professionals in its 2002 Professional Development Awards. Quitan is Hawaii director of corporate sales at Aston Hotels & Resorts, which received the Best Local Travel Supplier Program Award for improving professionalism of official travel services for the $20 billion government travel market. The society is a national, nonprofit forum for government travel.

>> Countrywide Home Loans Inc. has presented the following Hawaii employees with its Circle of Excellence Award: Hawaii Manager Jon Whittington and sales managers Brenda Reynolds and Desiree Julian. The award is based on work ethic, commitment to excellence and loan volume. Whittington oversees the company's six Hawaii offices on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island. Reynolds and Julian originate home loans and manage sales teams in the Honolulu office.

>> Brenda Bibbler and Theresa Thrasher of Paradise Tanning Salon in Kapolei have successfully completed International Smart Tan Network's certification course for indoor tanning facility operators and staff. Certification requires the individual to be knowledgeable about areas related to professional salon operation, such as the effects of ultraviolet light, skin types and indoor tanning equipment maintenance. Smart Tan is a worldwide professional consortium dedicated to the research and promotion of moderate tanning and sunburn avoidance.

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