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Updated at 4:53 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bishop Museum names interim president

Advertiser Staff

Bishop Museum has named Michael Chinaka to be the museum's interim president when President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Brown departs in mid-January. Chinaka is the museum's chief financial officer.

Brown also named members of the executive search committee, who will launch an intertnational search for a new museum president. They include Bishop Museum Trustee Dr. Charman J. Akina (Chairman), David C. Hulihee, Isabella A. Abbott, Haunani Apoliona, H. Mitchell D'Olier, Russell K. Okata, Gulab Watumull, Walter A. Dods, Jr., Allen Allison and Amy Miller.

The committee has secured an international search organization, Morris & Berger from Glendale, Calif., to assist with the search.

Founded in 1984, Morris and Berger is a generalist executive search firm that has developed a specialty practice serving the nonprofit sector, including performing and visual arts and institutions of higher learning.

"We selected Morris & Berger because they have a special sensitivity for working with diverse constituencies and for the collaborative and consensus-oriented decision-making process of nonprofit organizations," Akina said in a written release.

An executive search of this type typically takes three to 12 months, Akina said.

Interested applicants may contact Dr. Jay V. Berger at (818) 507-1234; by fax at (818) 507-4770; or by e-mail at jberger@morrisberger.com. Visit their Web site at www.morrisberger.com.

For more information about Bishop Museum or the international executive search, call (808) 847-3511 or visit www.bishopmuseum.org.