Advertiser Staff Writer
Two attorneys with connections to the city corporation counsel's office have been hired by the law firm of Oshima Chun Fong & Chung.
RANDALL KEITH ISHIKAWA, former head of the office's litigation section, represented the city and its agencies in the contested Waiahole Ditch case. He will continue his administrative law and litigation practice with the law firm, including representation of clients before government agencies.
Also at the law firm, Duane W.H. Pang, a specialist in planning and land-use matters, environmental concerns, zoning and land-use permit requirements, will continue his focus on land use. He was a deputy corporation counsel for 10 years, working with the city's Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, Liquor Commission and Board of Water Supply.
Ishikawa and Pang are members of both the Hawai'i and California bars.
Sanford Murata, retired founding principal of the full-service real estate group Graham Murata Russell, has been named director of The Kamehameha Schools Endowment Group Commercial Assets Division. Murata will be responsible for strategic management and oversight of the schools' 45 commercial property profit centers in Hawai'i. Previous projects for Murata included the Maui Marriott Resort at Ka'anapali and the Discovery Bay residential condominium in Waikiki.
WILLIAM F. MIELCKE, president of Mauna Kea Properties Inc. and a key figure in development of the Mauna Kea Resort for over two decades, will retire Thursday.
Mauna Kea Properties Vice President YOICHI ASARI will assume responsibility for company operations.
Mielcke joined the company in 1981 as vice president and project director, and has served as president since 1989. During his tenure, Mielcke directed planning and implementation for more than $500 million in capital improvements to the company's nearly 1,800 acres in South Kohala on the Big Island. This included renovation of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, design and construction of the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Golf Course, and creation of the several surrounding luxury residential neighborhoods.
Mielcke served as chairman and member of the Hawai'i County Planning Commission and the Board of Appeals, and director of the Hawai'i Hotel Association.
Child and Family Service, the nongovernmental social and human services agency, has appointed two vice presidents:
NORMAN R. BAKER, whose 33-year career in management has included positions with the Air Force and Chamber of Commerce of Hawai'i, has been named vice president of administration. He will oversee all administrative departments, including facilities and support services, fiscal, human resources, information technology and risk management.
Patti Bates, former director of program services at Child and Family Service and former head of its Kaua'i office, was promoted to vice president of programs, overseeing development, promotion and monitoring of the agency's statewide programs in Early Childhood and Children's Services, Family and Adult Services and Behavioral Health Services.
City Bank has announced several hirings:
OLE LARSEN, most recently with Sanwa Bank in California, has been hired as City Bank's senior vice president for branch administration and operations. Larsen also held management positions with Sumitomo Bank and Charles Schwab Inc.
J. MICHAEL ROSE was hired as vice president and commercial mortgage loan officer in the newly formed construction lending department. He was vice president and senior relationship underwriter for the real estate banking group of Bank of America, San Francisco.
MELVIN KIRK HARADA was named vice president for credit operations in the corporate loan department. Harada is a 17-year veteran of Bank of Hawaii.
GREGORY SOKOLOWSKI, previously with Island Community Lending and Spectrum Mortgage, was hired as business banking sales officer.
Angela H. Isaac, formerly head of consulting for the financial services practice of New York-based firm E-Risk, has joined Bank of Hawaii and its parent company, Pacific Century Financial Corp., as executive vice president and director of risk management. Isaac, a 20-year treasury and risk management veteran, replaces ALLAN LANDON, who was promoted to vice chairman and chief financial officer.