Freelance writer PAULA GILLINGHAM BENDER has joined Dateline Media, the Hawai'i-based broadcast news and Internet monitoring service, as editor. Bender is a former Honolulu Advertiser and Pacific Business News staff writer.
Also joining the firm as a news abstractor is freelance writer JAMIE WINPENNY. Dateline Media is the Honolulu affiliate of News Data Service, a national news database.
Bank of Hawai'i has announced the promotion of three vice presidents to senior vice presidents in charge of Pacific Island properties:
- ROBERT D. YEE, also Guam District Manager, overseeing the nine Bank of Hawai'i and First Savings and Loan Guam branches. He began with the bank as a 1987 summer intern.
- DAVID A. BUEHLER, also American Samoa district manager, overseeing overall operations and management of the bank's three branches in American Samoa. He was previously vice president and West Pacific corporate banking manager, based in Guam.
- JOHN SHEATHER, also country manager, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands, managing the commonwealth's two branches. Sheather joined the bank in 1997 as vice president and country manager of the bank's Papua, New Guinea, operations.
- Joining the bank as senior vice president and asset management operations and administration manager is DOUGLAS M. FORMAN, overseeing the monitoring of quality and performance of the group's business lines in the Asset Management Group.
In other financial institution appointments:
DEAN M. TAMANAHA, who joined Territorial Savings a month ago, has been named sales and training manager. He is a past vice president and treasurer of Finance Factors, finance manager with Hawai'i State Federal Credit Union and program coordinator and lecturer at Kapi'olani Community College.
Twenty-nine year banking veteran EDWIN TANAKA, former loan adjuster with Hawai'i Pacific Federal Credit Union, was promoted to compliance manager, responsible for risk management of delinquencies and managing the firm's compliance program and security manager.
Healthcare veteran MARK MITCHELL has been named chief executive officer of Kahi Mohala Behavioral Healthcare health services organization, Hawai'i's only private psychiatric hospital. Mitchell, who has served in various executive management positions for inpatient and outpatient mental health services, program development, counseling and health sciences education, was most recently deputy director of the Western Massachusetts Regional Office, Department of Mental Health.
FLORIAN TITUS ZIZLAVSKY, a 2 1/2-year employee at Michel's French restaurant in the Colony Surf Hotel, has been named assistant manager. The 13-year restaurant industry veteran holds a degree as chef-waiter and has training as a pastry chef.
Bright Light Marketing Group account supervisor CHERYL Y. TAMURA has been promoted to director of public relations of the public relations and marketing firm. Her 17-year career in public relations includes positions at St. Francis Medical Center, Becker Communications and Neiman Marcus Hawai'i.
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