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>> Junior Achievement of Hawaii has appointed Eva Laird Smith to president. She will develop and implement educational programs, grants, annual fund-raising activities, and will act as the organization's chief representative. She has more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit administration, fund development and donor cultivation. She previously served as director for the newly opened Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.

>> Milici Valenti Ng Pack has added three new employees: Wendell Woodford as senior copywriter, Eric Chan as assistant account executive, and Jenny Boutsady as bookkeeper. Woodford will write advertising copy of the agency's clients. Chan will assist in advertising and promotion duties for the McDonald's of Hawaii account. Boutsady will be responsible for monthly billing and accounts receivables for the First Hawaiian Bank account, as well as other hotel, real estate and tourism accounts.

>> PacificBasin Communications' news monthly Pacific Magazine has appointed Florence Betham to sales manager. She also will serve as sales manager for the company's annual Pacific Islands Buyer's Guide. Betham was administrative coordinator with sister firm Watermark Publishing. She replaces Leah Ulep, who has accepted as position as account executive at another sister publication, Honolulu Magazine.


>> William J. Barton, William P. Henry Jr. and Howard M. Hodel have been promoted to executive vice presidents in Bank of Hawaii's investment services group. Barton will continue his responsibilities as chief investment officer. He will also assume leadership of the recently formed investment strategy committee, which is responsible for economic forecasts, with an emphasis on the U.S. economic outlook, asset allocation and industry analysis. Henry Jr. continues his duties as Pacific Capital Funds president and investment products division manager. The division develops and manages the bank's mutual funds and collective funds. Hodel will now serve as asset management group manager, overseeing investment processes, developing a risk management framework and enhancing the analytic capabilities of the unit.

>> Jamba Juice has appointed four new store managers: Alan Keil for the newly opened Kona branch; Kyle Zakahi for the upcoming Airport Trade Center store in Honolulu; Pearla Bidal, for the planned Prince Kuhio-Hilo store; and Trisha Ribucan, for the upcoming Queen Kaahumanu Center branch on Maui. Keil began as a team member in January 2001 and was promoted to Kapahulu branch assistant manager in August 2001. Zakahi began as a team member in 2000 and was promoted to assistant manager at Pearlridge in November 2001. Bidal was most recently store manager for Kapolei. Ribucan became an assistant manager at Piilani in September 2002.


>> RE/MAX Realtor and broker Dee Marumoto has earned her certified real estate brokerage manager designation from The Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers. Candidates must complete courses covering finance, marketing, training, recruiting and strategic planning.


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