Hotels & Resorts Hawaii
announced the appointment
of three employees to management positions. Milton Lafitaga, has been
hired as Sales Manager at Aston Hotels & Resorts Hawaii. He will be
handling airline, travel agent and travel partner accounts. Lafitaga has a
background in sales and marketing, having worked most recently at Hard
Rock Café. Carol Hanna has been appointed Rooms Division Manager at the
Aston Waikiki Beachside Hotel. Most recently, Hanna served as Chief
Purser for American Hawaii Cruises. Demi Yamamoto returns as Front Office
Manager of the Mahana at Kaanapali, an oceanfront condominium resort.
Hotels & Resorts Hawaii also announced the appointment of Julie
Takeguchi to Director of E-Commerce, a newly created position. Her duties
will include formulating strategies and developing action plans to
increase sales for astonhotels.com, handling online wholesalers and their
extranet systems and developing new online marketing programs.
Center recently donated nearly $1,000 to the Hawaii Chess Federation
through Helping Hands Hawaii. As a result, 25 Hawaii schools received four
tournament grade chess sets each to help start student chess clubs.
& Cooke Homes Hawaii, Inc. recently welcomed Ira Flores and David Hood
as new customer service representatives. In this capacity, Flores and Hood
will be responsible for servicing homes that are covered under warranty
Laundry & Dry cleaning kicked off its year-long 100th
Anniversary celebration this past November. Young Laundry and Dry cleaning
was founded in 1902 as the in-house laundry for the Alexander Young Hotel
on the corner of Bishop and King streets. The company employs 145 workers
and has been recognized by the City & County of Honolulu and the
Partnership for the Environment for its efforts and leadership in
recycling and waste reduction.
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii's Center for Equal Justice (CEJ) celebrated
its third anniversary in November. Legal Aid concentrates its
efforts on assisting low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families
with their non-criminal legal matters.
Pacific Properties (CBP) announced that Judy Ahlstrom has joined the
Kapiolani Office as the Office Manager. In this position, Ahlstrom will be
responsible for the management of personnel and agents, marketing
coordination and all day-to-day operations of the office.
Jack Mead has
been promoted to executive chef at Morton’s of Chicago in Honolulu. As
executive chef, Mead oversees all aspects of the kitchen, ensuring food
quality and consistency. Chef
Mead demonstrated his culinary finesse by placing 2nd in the Iron Chef
Contest sponsored by HFM Foods at the Blaisdell Center in September.
Resort recently hosted the first Waikoloa Women’s Golf Challenge, and
raised more than $10,000 to the Hawaii State Women¹s Golf Foundation in
support of its efforts to provide scholarships and financial assistance to
aspiring women golfers. The two-day golf tournament was held at the
world-renowned Waikoloa Beach Resorts Kings Golf Course and Beach Golf
Course, where participants enjoyed a weekend of golf play and spa play.
branch manager of the Waialua Public Library, has been named the 2002
Public Librarian of the Year for the Hawaii State Public Library System.
He will receive a cash prize of $1,000 from the Hawaii Library Foundation
and Borders Books, plus a $500 Borders store certificate.
Gallagher Captive Services (Hawaii) announced the appointment of Fay
Okamoto to Vice President. She will be responsible for establishing and
growing Gallagher’s Hawaii captive practice, as well as all aspects of
captive insurance management services for Gallagher and Atlas Insurance
Health Center received a grant of $6,616.50 from the Susan G. Komen
Foundation to screen and educate women about breast health at outreach
clinics in Haleiwa, Kahaluu and Punaluu.
Ph.D. has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Kahi Mohala
Behavioral Healthcare, a not for profit behavioral health service
organization, and Hawaii’s only private psychiatric hospital.
The USS Missouri
Memorial Association has announced the following promotions. Jacqueline
Kemp has been hired as the education manager; her responsibilities will
include the Memorial’s education program and training tour guides in the
history of the Battleship Missouri and other ship related statistics. Les
Lancaster has been promoted to the position of Director of Ship
Operations; he will be responsible for maintenance, preservation and
restoration activities of the Engineering Department, as well as
management of all staff within the department. Sean Fierst has been
promoted to Tour Programs Manager; he will be responsible for all on site
tours and customer service and visitor satisfaction.
recently donated nearly $1,000 to the Hawaii Chess Federation through
helping hands Hawaii. As a result, 25 Hawaii schools received four
tournament grade chess sets each to help start student chess clubs.
On behalf of the
City & County of Honolulu, Mayor Jeremy Harris honored Mobile
Emergency Care Specialist Ian T.T. Santee as the 2002 Employee of the
Year. Santee was also selected by the State Department of Health as the
State of Hawaii’s Outstanding Mobile Intensive Care Technician for 2002.
Mator Harris also
honored Gary B. Cabato, who heads the Parks Department’s Personnel
Services and Management Services Division, as the Manager of the year for
2002. He is regarded as the department’s “Superman” because of his
dedication, ability to work with others and his excellent time management
Police Department recently promoted Paul Putzulu to the position of Deputy
Chief of Police. In this position, Putzulu will be in charge of field
operations for the Honolulu Police Department. This includes Central
Patrol, Regional Patrol and Investigative Bureaus.
Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii, Harry Saunders (center) recently awarded
$1,000 grants to two Mililani teachers. Phyllis Nakama-Kawamoto (left), a
kindergarten teacher at Mililani Mauka Elementary School and Wesley Yuu
(right), an eighth grade math teacher at Mililani Middle School. These
educators were chosen to receive the grant due to their selection as 2001
Presidential Award recipients for Excellence in Mathematics and Science
various agencies at Hickam Air Force Base participated in a tree planting
Arbor Day event at the base this past November. Forty-eight Kou and
Rainbow Shower trees, twelve Banyan trees and one Narra tree were planted
along Kuntz Avenue and the neighboring baseball complex in an effort to
enhance the beauty of the base.
Edwin I. Tanaka
has been promoted to compliance manager for Hawaii Federal Credit Union.
Tanaka brings more than 29 years of experience to his new position, he
will be responsible for risk management of delinquencies, and managing the
firm’s compliance program and security issues.