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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Monday, August 9, 2004

Trade Winds

Advertiser Staff

• Bishop Museum ichthyologist emeritus JACK RANDALL has been drawn out of retirement thanks to a recent $150,000 grant from the Charles Engelhardt Foundation. Randall, who was named curator of fishes at the museum in 1966, and served as senior ichthyologist until a 1997 retirement, will return to a three-year, half-time grant-funded position. He has the distinction of naming more new fish species than any other living ichthyologist; and more valid reef fish species than anyone in history. During his tenure, the museum's ichthyology (that branch of zoology relating to the natural history of fish) collection grew from 10,000 specimens to more than 100,000, gathered on expeditions led by Randall.

• The Bishop Museum Association Council has announced the election of 2004 officers: president, MARYLOU FOLEY, of Outrigger Waikiki Beachfront Hotels; first vice president, CHARLES FORTNER, of Island Page; second vice president, PATTI-JO CHONG, of AT&T Hawaii; treasurer, WAYNE STERLING, of Prudential Hawai'i, and secretary, MARK FOX, of the Nature Conservancy of Hawai'i.

In addition, the council has elected two new members: radio personality MIKE BUCK, KHVH-AM (830)/Clear Channel Radio Hawaii, and independent research consultant MARIA KAIMIPONO ORR.

The museum has also made two appointments: KATHLEEN IZON was promoted to exhibits director, responsible for supporting the museum's public programs, exhibitions (in-house and traveling), campus beautification projects and exhibits scheduled for the museum's sister properties such as the Hawaii Maritime Center, and the Bishop Museum at Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa. She was previously museum junior designer, and before that, art director at the Japanese Cultural Center. ALISTAIR RAMSDALE has been named entomology collections manager, responsible for the museum's almost 14-million-specimen insect collection. He was previously with the Montana State University entomology collection, and with the National Museum of National History at the Smithsonian Institution.

ED McCAIN has been hired by Hawaiian Tug & Barge as harbor operations manager, responsible for overseeing and directing all company harbor crew operations. McCain, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, has 20 years experience with Crowley Maritime Corp., where he has managed vessels in petroleum service, salvage operations and ship escorting, including acting as director of marine operations in Jacksonville, Fla., San Juan, Puerto Rico and California. Hawaiian Tug & Barge is a sister company to Young Brothers Ltd., which provides statewide interisland freight operations. Hawaiian Tug & Barge conducts harbor operations and charter activities.

UILANI KELIIKOA has been promoted to manager of the Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union Pearlridge branch.

• The Big Island Federal Credit Union has announced a number of appointments and promotions: ETTA PALEA has been promoted to executive vice president of the credit union; STANLEY OLIVEIRA was promoted to director of marketing and communications; OFELIA SCHAMBER has joined the credit union as Kona branch manager; KAREN FUKUSHIMA has joined the credit union as mortgage loan officer, responsible for mortgage activity at the Hilo branch and the future Puna branch; COREY ISHIMOTO has been promoted to director of operations and will continu as security administrator; and NICOLE AGUINALDO was promoted to director of loans.

JANE NAGEL has been promoted to director of marketing for the over-320-resident Arcadia Retirement Residence in Makiki. Nagel joined the 13-story facility, founded by Central Union Church, in 1996 as assistant director of activities and was promoted to director of programs and wellness in 2002.

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