Bank of Hawaii has added four to its ranks of vice presidents with recent promotions of staff members:
- WILLIAM "BILL" SHIROMA will retain duties as a service manager with his promotion from assistant vice president, and he will transfer to the bank's main branch. He will oversee daily branch operations, including hiring, training and coaching of staff for the operations area. The 17-year employee, who began as a teller in 1986, held management positions at the Waiakamilo branch before his transfer.
- TERRANCE ANDRESKI, who joined Bank of Hawaii as senior auditor in 2000, continues his responsibilities as an audit consultant with his promotion. Andreski has also served as a U.S. Department of Treasury national bank examiner and a state bank examiner in California.
- ANNJOY CIESLAK continues her responsibilities as a portfolio-management and reserve analyst with her promotion from assistant vice president. The 20-year financial planning and analysis veteran has served as research analyst for Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, and joined Bank of Hawaii as statistician in 1986.
- TERI PANELA, who has 20-plus years in financial and systems auditing, continues her duties as audit consultant, responsible for auditing computer applications, business processes and special projects. Before joining the bank in 1998, she was with BHP Hawaii, and with First Interstate Bancorp in Los Angeles.
Longtime chief nurse executive ART GLADSTONE has been promoted to chief operating officer of Kapi'olani Medical Center at Pali Momi. He will retain his original duties. At Pali Momi since 1990, he has served as staff registered nurse, emergency department charge nurse, supervisor of surgical services, and clinical services line manager for perioperative services.
SCOTT SCHUMAKER, former associate publisher of Honolulu Magazine, has been named publisher. Since joining the magazine in 1996, he has also served as account executive, and ad director. He is a former copy editor and advertising director of Pacific Stars and Stripes in Tokyo. Former Honolulu publisher JOHN ALVES will continue to work closely with the magazine in his new position as vice president/group publisher of PacificBasin Communications, publishers of Honolulu, Hawaii Business, Hawaii Home + Remodeling, and Pacific magazines.
RAYNARD "RAY" C. SOON has been named Kamehameha Schools' vice president for community relations and communications. He is former head of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. He reports to acting chief executive officer Colleen Wong. Soon is also a founder of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and has served on the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center Advisory Council in various capacities, including as president.
ADELIA C. CHUNG has been named first vice president of the international Million Dollar Round Table, which recognizes sales excellence in the life insurance and financial services industry worldwide. Chung, 46, is the first woman to be nominated to the professional financial association's governing executive committee. The four-year term culminates in the 2005 MDRT presidency. Chung, partner with the Chung Insurance and Investment Group, is a 21-year Round Table qualifier. She is a past member of the MDRT Foundation's board of trustees, and in 1999 became the second woman to serve that charitable arm of the organization as its president. She and her husband, Stephen Dung, also established The Alana Dung Research Foundation in memory their daughter's fight against leukemia.
JEFFREY W. S. KONG returns to Wahiawa General Hospital as manager of its pharmacy. He has served as staff pharmacist at Long's Drugs, Kuakini Medical Center and Wahiawa General Hospital, and was instrumental in establishing the Times Supermarkets pharmacy operations.
BARBARA HECKATHORN and LAUREL JOHNSTON have joined the public relations and marketing firm Communications Pacific. Heckathorn is an account supervisor in the firm's corporate communications group. Johnston is a senior account executive in the community building practice. Heckathorn has more than 20 years experience, including work as director of customer service with Verizon Wireless-Hawaii, with Sprint Hawaii and with GTE Hawaiian Tel. Johnston was senior legislative researcher in the state Senate Majority Office, and before that was a state assistant superintendent, heading the state Department of Education's Planning, Budget and Resource Development Office.
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