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First Hawaiian promotes 3 local execs to vice chairman

First Hawaiian Bank announced today the promotion of three long-time executives to vice chairman.

They are Gary Caulfield, manager of the Information Management & Operations Group; Tony Guerrero, head of the Retail Banking Group, which includes the bank's 61-branch network; and Chief Financial Officer Albert Yamada.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Walter Dods Jr. said the promotions recognize the professionalism and hard work of three Hawaii-born leaders.

"They represent the next generation of the bank's leadership," Dods said.

Caulfield, who joined First Hawaiian 20 years ago, was born in Honolulu and is a graduate of Kalani High School, the University of Hawaii and the School for Bank Administration at the University of Wisconsin. Since 1995 he has been responsible for information technology and bank operations, including the data center that handles all data processing for First Hawaiian and its mainland sister institution, Bank of the West.

Caulfield is a trustee and past president of the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation and a member of the board of governors of the Hawaii Community Foundation. He is a member of the Star Systems advisory board and has served as chairman of the Hawaii Bankers Association's operations and legislative committees.

Guerrero, who has been with First Hawaiian since 1967, was born in Honolulu and is a graduate of Saint Louis High School, the University of Portland and the Bank Administration Institute at the University of Wisconsin. For the last 20 years, he has been responsible for the branch system and also oversees bank properties, the telephone banking center and retail planning.

Guerrero, who has been president of the Friends of Hawaii Charities since its inception in 1997, just completed a term as board chairman of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau and is board chairman of the Aloha Stadium Authority and Oahu Transit Services.

Yamada has more than 25 years' experience in finance. Since 1997 he has been chief financial officer, responsible for all financial affairs of First Hawaiian Bank. He previously served as president of both International Savings Bank and Pioneer Savings Bank in Honolulu.

Yamada, who was born in Hilo and graduated from Hilo High School and the University of Hawaii, serves as a Trustee of Mid-Pacific Institute, director of the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Hawaii School of Accountancy.


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