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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, July 30, 2001

Trade Winds

Advertiser Staff

• Former C. Brewer & Co. executive KENNETH UEMURA has been named chief financial officer of Island retailer Hilo Hattie. Uemura, most recently senior vice president and controller of C. Brewer and Co., is also past treasurer and controller of Persis Corp., former owner of The Honolulu Advertiser.

• Retired Family Court Judge BETTY VITOUSEK and JOHN MONAHAN, former president and chief executive officer of Liberty House, have been named honorary co-chairs of the HAWAI'I WOMEN'S LEGAL FOUNDATION annual fund-raiser. This year's event, "The Mayor's Masquerade," featuring Hawai'i's mayors, is scheduled Oct. 20 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The foundation, a nonprofit organization with nearly $1 million in endowments, makes grants to benefit women and children in Hawai'i.

• Dr. Stanley M. Saiki Jr., former director of the University of Hawai'i telemedicine project, has been named to head the Pacific Telehealth and Technology Hui, a new collaboration in telemedicine between Tripler Army Medical Center and the Veterans Affairs Medical and Regional Office Center in Honolulu. The group was formed under the leadership of Sen. Daniel K. Inouye to explore and enhance technological improvements fostering health care for veterans and military in-service personnel and dependents in the Pacific area.

• BERT R. TOBA has been promoted to senior vice president of R.M. TOWILL CORP., overseeing the firm's multidisciplined engineering, surveying and photogrammetric services. Also promoted at the company were GREG HIYAKUMOTO, to senior project manager; and RYAN SUZUKI, licensed surveyor, and GARY TAKAHASHI, licensed civil engineer, promoted to project coordinators, coordinating engineering and survey work for the firm's Honolulu home office and Kona, Hawai'i, office.

• DAWN KRAUSE, former local entrepreneur and Eddie Bauer store manager on the Mainland, has been named new development officer for the Mission Houses Museum. She is responsible for securing corporate, foundation and government financing for the museum's operations and special programs.

• TIMOTHY E. JOHNS, chief operating officer of the Damon Estate, is among six new board members of the Diamond Head Theatre. Also announced were C. SCOTT BRADLEY, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties managing director; DR. JOHN MAGAURAN, of Ueno Clinic; CORINE HAYASHI, HTH Corp. president and chief executive officer; HUGH C. DAMON, of CB Richard Ellis, and MINDY TUCKER.

• DEBBIE MARTIN has ben named vice president of Servco Pacific Inc., and senior vice president in the account development division of American Insurance Agency, one of the Servco family of affiliated businesses. As such, Martin is part of a new team dedicated to account expansion and networking with other departments and companies. She is a more than 20-year veteran, and senior vice president, of Alexander and Alexander, and its successor, Aon Risk Services.

• KEVIN S. KENNEDY has been promoted to vice president of the Environmental Services Division of Brewer Environmental Industries, charged with growth and development of the division, which provides environmental consulting and remediation services in Hawai'i, Guam and the Pacific Basin.