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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 25, 2002

Honors and appointments

Judge Waldorf honored by ABA

First Circuit Court (O'ahu) Judge Marcia Waldorf has received the 2002 Franklin N. Flaschner Award at the annual American Bar Association meeting held recently in Washington, D.C. The award is given annually by the ABA Judicial Division National Conference of Special Court Judges.

The award recognizes a judge who exemplifies the high ideals, personal character and judicial competence of the late Chief Judge Franklin Flaschner of the District Court of Massachusetts. He was a state and national leader in advancing the quality of justice in special courts and in improving judicial education.

Waldorf's award nomination cites her many outstanding qualities including her exemplary, consistent courtesy in the courtroom, bringing honor to the Judiciary she represents; her intellectual courage that brings a "certain zest to the study and application of law"; and sound judgment in the courtroom. Her major contributions in the area of continuing education include serving on the statewide Judicial Education Committee since being appointed by Chief Justice Ronald Moon in 1992 and on its Executive Committee since 1994.

Waldorf worked as a state public defender before being appointed as a judge of the District Court of the First Judicial Circuit in January 1985. From 1995 to 2000, she was the Administrative Judge of the District Court of the First Circuit. Gov. Ben Cayetano appointed her to the First Circuit Court in June 2002.

She is an active member of the Hawai'i State Trial Judges Association, where she has held leadership positions, including the presidency.

Housing board elects officers

The Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawai'i's Board of Directors has announced the results of its annual election of officers for 2002-03. They are: chairperson, Wesley Segawa, Hawai'i County representative; vice chairman, Kurt Mitchell, City and County of Honolulu representative; secretary, Aipopo Aipopo Jr., public housing resident representative; and treasurer, Sharyn Miyashiro, executive director, HCDCH.

Goodwill names new directors

Goodwill Industries has announced its new Board of Directors:

• Chairman, Jim Wayman, senior vice president of First Hawaiian Bank, Bank Properties Division;

• First vice chair, Douglas Smith, attorney at law with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert;

• Second vice chair, Michael Cutler, president/CEO of Cutler & Associates;

• Secretary, Darlene Blakeney, vice president and manager, Bank of Hawaii's Commercial Banking Center; and

• Treasurer, Marty Jaskot, retired president/CEO of Theo H. Davies & Co.

Board members are: Dennis Arakaki, Hawai'i State Representative, District 28; Mel Choy, chairman,

Durrant-Media Five; Allen Chung, vice president, Rudolph Dew & Associates; Christina Enoka, human resources director, Kahi Mohala; Herman Masuda, vice president, Corporate Banking, American Savings Bank; David Matsuura, Hawai'i State Senator, District 2; Mari Naito, registered principal, SunAmerica Securities and owner of Fast Signs; Scott Nariyoshi, director of communications and community relations, Kaiser Permanente; Allen Seta of Carrier Hawaii; and Jim Walsh, vice president of provider services, Hawaii Medical Service Association.

Ko Olina Resort appoints Nelson

Ko Olina Resort & Marina has appointed Michael Nelson director of marketing.

Nelson will be responsible for the direction and implementation of sales, training, advertising, marketing and public relations activities for the resort, including the Ko Olina Marina.

A veteran of the travel and hospitality industry for more than 30 years, Nelson's experience includes working as the director of marketing for the Hilton Hotels Corporation in Hawai'i, managing director for the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and vice president of marketing for Princess Cruises Resorts and Hotels.

He also held various administrative positions with Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, and was involved in the opening of five different Sheraton hotels during the '70s and '80s.

Most recently, Nelson served as president of Nelson & Company, Inc., an affiliate of Ocean Sports Productions, LLC.

With contracts from the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai'i, Nelson recently coordinated the introduction of the Hawaii Marine Recreational Fishing Survey, in conjunction with various state and federal agency projects involved with ocean resources management.

He also produced the annual Hawaii Boat Show and Ocean Expo at Ko Olina Marina and the World Billfish Challenge international competition on O'ahu and the Big Island.