First Hawaiian Bank announces the graduation of six executives from the Pacific Coast Banking School. Of the six executives, Edward G. Untalan, vice president and banking center manager, Maite Branch is from Guam. The others include: Edwin K. Char, vice president and manager Deposit Products Department; Jerome K. Fukuhara, vice president and manager, Retail Information & Planning Department; Mitchell M. Kaaialii, assistant vice president and business banking officer, Main Banking Center; Keith H. Nagata, senior vice president and division manager, Business Services Division and Jeffrey S. Ventura, vice president and area manager, Waipahu Branch.
Foremost and Coca-Cola Guam announce the promotion of Rachael Alvarez to plant manager. Alvarez first joined Foremost in September 2002 as production and warehouse supervisor. In 1986, she graduated University of Santo Tomas in Manila with a bachelor’s in industrial engineering. Alvarez also has a U.S. equivalency bachelor’s in industrial engineering.
Hajime Ogimi is the new general manager of the Country Club of the Pacific. He joined the company in May 2007 and was the assistant general manager before being promoted in November. Prior to joining CCP, Ogimi was the assistant general manger at the Windward Hills Golf Course.
Felix C. Sablan, business development director of CarsPlus and Frank P. Arriola, general manager of Pacsports Ltd. are new members of the Guam Community College Board of Trustees as of Nov. 12. Sablan will represent organized labor and Arriola will represent business, industry and employer organizations.
Robert McConnell has been appointed Best Western governor for the state of Hawaii. McConnell is the general manager of the Ohana Honolulu Airport Hotel and Best Western, The Plaza Hotel. He now serves as an intermediary with Best Western International’s board of directors and the membership within Hawaii. McConnell has more than 25 years experience in the hotel and hospitality industry and worked in a number of management positions at various Outrigger Hotels & Resorts’ properties throughout Hawaii and the Pacific Region including Palau.
The Office of the Public Auditor announces that Rodalyn May Gerardo Marquez, auditor III, has received the national designation of a certified public accountant. Marquez is a graduate of the University of Guam and obtained a bachelor’s in business administration in 2002. She first joined the OPA as a student intern and was hired for a full-time position in 2003. Marquez has also become a certified government financial manager and certified internal auditor. She is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Currently, Marquez serves as the president of the Association of Government Accountants, Guam Chapter.
Sheila Jordan has been appointed as the brand marketing and sales manager at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. She graduated with a bachelor’s in marketing from Illinois State University. She was previously employed at the Cal Neva Resort, Spa & Casino in Lake Tahoe, Calif. as group sales manager. Prior to that, she held a marketing manager position at The Resort at Squaw Creek.
Lisa Bordallo is the new sales manager for the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort. Bordallo obtained a bachelor’s in 1995 from Chaminade University in Honolulu. She has seven years of experience in the travel industry and was the sales manager for the Pacific Islands Club from 2002 through 2006. She joined the Sheraton in October 2007. Bordallo also served as a buyer for Continental Micronesia and has professional experience in sales, public relations and marketing within the local, corporate and military markets.
Pepsi Cola Bottling Co. of Guam appoints Jon Denight as the company’s new general manager. Denight has more than 25 years of management and marketing experience. He was formerly the managing director for Denight Marketing Group. Prior to his position with DMG, Denight was president and general manager of Pacific Telestations Inc.
Mustafa S. Issa has been appointed as the new general manager of Palms Resort & Spa Saipan. A native of Egypt, Issa graduated from the Higher Institute of Commerce in Morocco with a degree in finance and economics and a postgraduate diploma in marketing in Sydney, Australia. From May 1996 to October 2001, Issa worked at the Hyatt Regency Saipan and also held positions in marketing and management in Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Saipan, Guam and Osaka. Prior to his return to Saipan, Issa held the position of director of marketing, Australia Pacific, representing Hyatt International in Sydney. He retired from Hyatt International after 34 years of service and 40 years in the hospitality industry.
Rita Camacho Jugo has been promoted to the position of vice president and commercial credit manager of Bank of Hawaii. She obtained a bachelor’s in accounting from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Jugo has held various positions with BOH, including her previous position as commercial credit underwriter.
Bank of Hawaii announces the promotion of Carlo Gonzales to assistant vice president and is managing the service and operations of the teller platform at the Hagåtña branch. Gonzales joined the bank in 2003 and was previously the assistant branch sales manager of the Hagåtña branch sales team. He holds a degree in business management from Far Eastern University in Manila.
Theresa Camacho has recently been promoted to the position of residential loan center manager for the Bank of Hawaii. Camacho will be responsible for managing the sales and service performance of the Guam Residential Lending Group. She joined BOH in March 2008 as a residential loan officer and has more than 12 years of experience in mortgage financing.
Bank of Hawaii welcomes Branden Aoki as a new merchant sales officer. Aoki has 15 years of retail merchant experience and obtained a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Hawaii.
Michele Mateo has been promoted to Bank of Hawaii money processing center manager. Mateo has been with the bank since 2003 and has held positions in the teller services, indirect lending and operations. She has more than 19 years of professional banking experience.
Lisa Unpingco has been promoted to processor supervisor for the Guam Residential Loan Center of Bank of Hawaii. Unpingco joined the BOH team in July 2000 and has held various positions within the company.
Bank of Hawaii announces the promotion of Claire De Castro to consumer banking representative manager for its Tamuning Branch. She joined the bank in June 2007 and has more than nine years of banking experience.
Bank of Hawaii promoted Ryan Bamba to the bank’s money processing center supervisor. Bamba has been with the bank for a year and previously worked as retail sales associate.
Edison Manaloto joins the Hyatt Regency Guam as an assistant director of finance. Manaloto formerly held a position at Deloitte & Touche LLP as senior assistant. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Guam in 2006. The following year, he received a master’s of public administration from UOG. Manaloto is also a certified public accountant.
Akio Konishi joins the Hyatt Regency Guam as sales manager under the sales and marketing division. Konishi is a graduate of Kinki University in Japan where he obtained a bachelor’s in business administration. He started as an assistant sales manager at the Hyatt Regency Osaka before accepting the assignment to Guam.
The Hyatt Regency Guam announces Paul San Nicolas as its new housekeeping manager for the rooms division. A graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, San Nicolas holds a bachelor’s in business and economics. He has worked for companies such as Hilton Hotels and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts. San Nicolas was formerly general manager at the Oceanside Inn Hotel & Suites in Georgia.
The Hyatt Regency Guam welcomes Kisha Johnson as assistant front office manager for the rooms division. Johnson holds a bachelor’s in business administration and pre-law from Pierce College in Washington. She has held various management positions, most recently as operations manager at the Holiday Resort & Spa Guam.
Ayako Domingo joins the Hyatt Regency Guam as Regency Club assistant manager for the rooms division. She was recently the assistant manager for the rooms division at the Fiesta Resort & Spa in Saipan. Domingo is a graduate of the Fukushima University in Fukushima, Japan and has a bachelor’s in public administration.
Remy Babauta Cristobal has been selected as registrar for the University of Guam. She served as a program coordinator IV in the office of the senior vice president for Academic and Student Affairs. Cristobal is a graduate of UOG. The Hawaii office of CB Richard Ellis has announced its goal to become carbon neutral by 2010 in all the office space the company occupies in Hawaii. The company is also being proactive in assisting with energy efficiency programs in more than eight million square feet of commercial property and facilities that it manages for clients.
Nestor Longboy, director of operations and project management of CBRE Hawaii is a leader of a nationwide team of CBRE employees, called Green Knights, who serve as energy efficiency experts in program planning for clients. Longboy was the first commercial real estate professional to earn the Accredited Professional Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council Certification Institute.
Bank of Guam announces the appointments of Janice Chargualaf, Jacqueline “Ann” Hocog and Kalistus D. Rengiil to the position of vice president.
Chargualaf has been appointed vice president/risk officer and compliance manager. Since she joined the bank in 1989, she has served a in a number of customer service and secretarial positions. Chargualaf was previously the assistant vice president and retail banking group manager.
Hocog is now the vice president/mortgage banking group manager. After earning a bachelor’s in business management from the University of Guam, Hocog joined BOG in 2002.
Rengiil has been appointed vice president/assistant manager of the corporate banking group. In 1998, he joined the BOG team after graduating with a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Rengiil is in his first year at the Pacific Coast Banking School and holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Guam.