Executive Profile
Friday, March 26, 1999

Bullet Name: James Femia
Bullet Age: 51
Bullet Position: V.P., manager of security, First Hawaiian Bank
Bullet First job: Shoe salesman, Honolulu
Bullet Favorite pastimes: Tennis, golf

Policing security at First Hawaiian

James Femia, retired Honolulu assistant chief of police, has joined First Hawaiian Bank to manage security operations.

"I find the private sector a lot different from the public sector," Femia said. "I have a lot to learn but I am enjoying it."

He retired in January after 30 years with the police department. As assistant police chief, he was in charge of the administrative bureau, which included finance, human resources, research and development, and training divisions.

Femia is a graduate of Kailua High School. He earned a police science degree from Honolulu Community College and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Chaminade College. He also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Va.

First Hawaiian Bank is one of the principal subsidiaries of BancWest Corp., a $15 billion regional financial services company with operations in five western states.

By Jerry Tune, Star-Bulletin

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