BENCHMARK HOSPITALITY INTERNATIONAL
Benchmark Hospitality International has appointed Dida Hernandez director of food and beverage for Turtle Bay Resort. Over the past 12 years, Hernandez has progressed to positions of increased responsibility, having most recently served as director of conference services.
ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER
Royal Hawaiian Center has added three new members to its management team: chief engineer Wilson Barruga, operations and facilities maintenance manager Douglas Tom and senior leasing manager Rebecca Tillery.
Barruga, a mechanical engineer, was most recently chief engineer at Aloha Tower Marketplace.
Tom, who has 21 years of operational management experience, was most recently a project manager with Kyoya Management Company Ltd./ Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Tillery, who has 22 years of Hawai'i real estate experience, was most recently principal broker of her own firm, Tillery Realty.
KAUA'I ISLAND UTILITY COOPERATIVE
Carol Bain, Alan Smith and Jan TenBruggencate have been elected to Kaua'i Island Utility Cooperative's board of directors for a three-year term.
HAWAI'I PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
Hawai'i Pacific University Board of Trustee members Wilmer Morris and Henry Rice have been named trustees emeriti. Morris is the retired senior vice president of Bishop Trust Company Ltd. Rice owns Kaonoulu Ranch on Maui.
Bennett Wo has agreed to chair the board of directors of The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai'i. He has more than 20 years of promotion, event and marketing experience and is vice president of C.S. Wo & Sons.
HAWAII FUNERAL & CEMETERY ASSO.
Hawaii Funeral & Cemetery Association has announced its new directors. They are: Jerome Andrade, president; Mark Ballard, vice president; Beverly Dodo, secretary; Alice Hahn, treasurer; Miles Okamura, and directors, Roberta Simpkins, David Morikami, Clifford Hosoi, Eadean Buffington, Derwin Tsutsui, Jay Morford and Claus Hansen.
WEST OAHU ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
2010 officers and directors of West Oahu Economic Development Association are: president, Jon McKenna of Haseko; vice president, Lance Wilhelm of Kiewit Pacific Company; treasurer, Keith Yoshida of Mid-Pac Petroleum; secretary, Georgette Stevens of Grace Pacific; and directors, Darian Chun of Gentry Homes; Louie DeCastro of Humana Inc.; Kristi Hirota-Schmidt of Certified Management, Inc.; Raymond Ho of Raymond Ho Production; Cameron Nekota of James Campbell Company; Mike Nelson of Ko Olina Resort & Marina; and Roy Yonaoshi of Central Pacific Bank.
GOODSILL ANDERSON QUINN & STIFEL
Attorney, Abigail Holden has joined Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel as an associate in the firm's litigation practice. She was previously administrative law clerk to Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon of the Hawai'i Supreme Court.
KALAMA HEIGHTS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
Dana Ward has been promoted to manager of Kalama Heights Retirement Community. In her new role she will ensure that all the residents are happy and healthy and oversee day-to-day operations of the facility, from marketing to food services. She was formerly enrichment coordinator.
FIRST HAWAIIAN BANK
First Hawaiian Bank has announced the following promotions:
James Kaneshiro to vice president and product manager in ATM Management; Carrie Kawachika to vice president, Marketing Department; Cynthia Matsunaga to vice president, Card Services Division; David Morikawa to vice president, First Hawaiian Center; Vivian Adams to vice president, Human Resources Division; and Barbara Nitta to vice president, Human Resources Division.