Posted on: Monday, February 5, 2007
Local businessman and community leader STUART HO has announced his retirement as president and chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, pending the naming of his successor. The board of directors for the REHAB Hospital has formed a search committee led by REHAB director emeritus, and former University of Hawai'i president, Fujio Matsuda. Others on the committee include Howard Karr, Dr. Myron Shirasu, Dennis Teranishi, Dr. Laurie Tom, Audrey Torres and James Wo. Applications and nominations are being accepted by mail to Search Advisory Committee, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, c/o VP Human Resources, 226. N. Kuakini Street, Honolulu, HI 96817 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. REHAB Hospital is the only rehabilitation hospital in Hawai'i. Besides its Kuakini Street campus, the hospital operates seven outpatient clinics on O'ahu, Maui and the Big Island.
Hawaiian Telcom chief executive Michael Ruley has been elected a trustee of Hawai'i Pacific University. Ruley also serves as a board member for the Blood Bank of Hawai'i, Child and Family Service, Hawaii Business Roundtable, USS Missouri Association and the United States Telcom Association. In addition, he is a member of the Japan-America Economic Council, Hawai'i Asia Pacific Association, and Young Presidents' Organization International.
ED McNULTY, vice president of content selection — and nearly a 20-year veteran with PBS Hawai'i — has announced his retirement, effective March 23. Vice president of development REBECCA DUNNING has been named to replace McNulty, who joined PBS Hawai'i in 1988 as executive producer for children and youth. In 2000, McNulty was named to his present position, responsible for purchasing and scheduling PBS programs and promoting local productions for national exposure. He was also executive producer of "First Light," a documentary about Mauna Kea's importance in the astronomy world and to Hawaiian culture and practitioners. Most recently, he oversaw restructuring of the PBS Hawai'i Web site, and developed the programming for the launch of a multi-channel initiative. PBS Hawai'i is a 40-year-old private, locally-owned, non-profit community station. A search continues for its new president and chief executive officer.
Hawai'i native DEE ANN TSURUMAKI has been named chef de cuisine of the Big Island Mauna Lani Resort's CanoeHouse restaurant. Most recently, Tsurumaki was head chef at The Peninsula Hotel's signature restaurant, Felix, in Hong Kong. Before that she was an executive chef at Roy's on Maui and in Honolulu, where she started in 1988 as a pantry cook on Roy Yamaguchi's original crew. The CanoeHouse won a Hale 'Aina Award for four consecutive years from Honolulu Magazine.
University of Hawai'i alumna and law professor, Hazel Beh has accepted appointment as associate dean for academic affairs at the William S. Richardson School of Law. During her term, which will end in January, 2008, she will serve as a the key liaison between the faculty and the law school community, as well as assist with academic planning and administration. Beh, a 1991 alumna of the law school, returned in 1995 as acting associate dean and joined the faculty in 1996. She teaches contracts, advanced torts, and insurance law, and is also an advisor to the school's Law Review.
Bank of Hawaii vice chairman and chief financial officer Richard "Rick" Keene has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Queen's Health Systems, which is the parent company of The Queen's Medical Center, Queen Emma Land Co., Queen's Development Corp., Molokai General Hospital, and several other subsidiaries. Keene will have direct responsibilities for all QHS financial operations and serve as chief financial officer for all Queen's entities, a structural change to streamline and integrate systemwide financial management. Before being named CFO at Bank of Hawaii in 2004, he had held other financial leadership positions, including senior vice president and comptroller at The Prudential Bank and Trust Company in Atlanta, and vice president and director of financial analysis at the Bank South Corporation.
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Correction: Richard “Rick” Keene, Bank of Hawaii vice chairman and chief financial officer, has been named to an executive position with The Queen’s Health Systems. A Trade Winds item in a previous version of this story yesterday said incorrectly that Keene was Bank of Hawaii chairman.