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>> University of Hawaii Foundation has hired Lori Abe as associate vice president of marketing and communications. She will help market the foundation, including its alumni relations division, and provide overall strategic communications direction and planning. She was previously a public relations director for Aquent, a Boston-headquartered information technology and creative staffing and consulting agency.


>> Laurie Ainslie, Deborah Baker and Greg Mooers have been appointed to the Hawaii Preparatory Academy board of governors. Ainslie will serve on the board's building and grounds, development and operations committees. She most recently served as the school's chief financial officer. Baker will serve on the development, governance and strategic planning committees. She is founder of Big Island advertising agency Current Events, which specializes in corporate and travel communications. Mooers will serve on the board's building and grounds, operations and strategic planning committees. He is president of Mooers Enterprises, which specializes in analyzing and implementing land use alternatives.

>> The Honolulu Board of Realtors has appointed the following officers for 2003-04: President-Elect Judith E. Kalbrener, RE/MAX Honolulu; Secretary Allison A. Lum, Lum Associates; and Immediate Past President Anne I. W. Keamo, Properties Unlimited Inc. The following directors also have been appointed: Patricia Case, Case Properties Inc.; Bob R. DeYoung, Realty Group; Terry Ewart, Star Realty; Mary K. Flood, Schuler Realty Oahu Inc.; Berton K. Hamamoto, Property Profiles Inc.; Liz Moore, Realty Group; Joyce R. Nakamura, Premier Realty 2000 Inc.; Russell K. Nishimoto, Prudential Locations; Alice Saul of Alice Saul, Real Estate Broker; and Wendell M. Y. Wong, Realty Executives Aloha Inc. Regional directors are: Sandra "Sam" L. Bangerter of RE/MAX Honolulu, Windward Oahu; Trudy I. Nishihara of Realty Group, Central Oahu; Elizabeth "Betty" M. Parinas of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, Leeward Oahu; Juliana Simone of Sunset Homes, North Shore; and Ron Staton of RE/MAX Honolulu, East Oahu.


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