New jobs>> Robert Stark has been named resident manager at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. He will oversee daily room operations at the hotel and a planned renovation project scheduled to begin next month. Stark has more than 13 years of travel industry experience, much of it at Marriott properties in Maryland, California, Indonesia and Singapore.
>> Gigi Valley has been named public relations manager for Kapalua Land Company Ltd. Valley was formerly senior vice president of public relations for Gilbert and Associates. She returns to Maui after spending six years on Lanai working for Lanai Company Inc.
Promotions>> Pacific Basin Communications Inc. has named Leslie J. Light publisher and Catherine S. Cruz editor of Hawaii Business magazine. Hawaii Business managing editor David Choo has been named managing editor of Hawaii Remodeling magazine. Light was previously associate publisher and sales manager for the magazine. Cruz joined Hawaii Business last year as a senior editor.
Recognition>> Joseph and Susana Berardy, owners of DBI-Hawaii Inc., were awarded the 2001 Filipino Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.
>> Rhonda R. Wesley has been named winner of the GEICO Corporate Quality Award for Leadership. Wesley, a sales supervisor in the GEICO Direct Hawaii office, was presented the award in Chevy Chase, Md., on April 2. She has been employed with GEICO Direct Hawaii since 1994.