» The Arc in Hawaii has appointed Colleen Kojima
executive director. She will be responsible for administering all the programs and affairs of the agency. She most recently served as CEO of Select Specialty Hospital, a long-term acute care hospital within the Queen's Medical Center.
» The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council has appointed Jill Takasaki fund development director. She previously served as project manager at the University of Denver's Center for China-U.S. Cooperation.
» The East-West Center has hired Floren Elman-Singh as public information specialist. She will be assigned to the company's external affairs office. She previously served as the executive director of Hawaii's Plantation Village in Waipahu.
>> Island Insurance Cos.
has appointed Beverly Ament
senior vice president, underwriting services division. She will be responsible for the management and underwriting of all commercial and personal insurance for Island Insurance. She previously was vice president and general manager of Island Insurance's Commercial Insurance Division.
ON THE BOARD
» The American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter has elected Peter Vincent
its 2006 vice president/2007 president elect. He serves as the principal and managing member of the architecture and design firm Peter Vincent & Associates
» The state Board of Education has elected the following officers: Randall M.L. Yee, chairman; Karen Knudsen, vice chairwoman; Herbert Watanabe, second vice chairman.