Our People. Our Stories.

At Bank of Hawaii, community is at the heart of everything we do, and we're proud to be a part of this vibrant community, helping generations of families in the islands we love.

A Focus on Community

Get to know Steven Sylvester, a leader in our Branch Banking division in Hilo, whose family farm has been a part of the community for generations.

Steven Sylvester with family in garden

A Love For Anything Local

Get to know Momi Akimseu, the leader of our Community and Employee Engagement team and President of Bank of Hawaii Foundation—and learn why she loves supporting local.

Momi looking at plants

Less Time Banking, More Time Living

Get to know Matt Pollard, the leader of our Online and Mobile Banking team—and learn why he’s so passionate about creating ways for families to spend more time together.

Matt playing with family at a park

Chasing Happiness and Big Waves

Get to know Luke Shepardson, lifeguard, big wave surfer, winner of The 2023 Eddie, and longtime Bank of Hawaii customer.

Luke Shepardson smiling

Bank of Hawaii Among “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies”

For the second consecutive year, Bank of Hawaii is named on a national ranking of “Most Trustworthy Companies in America” by Newsweek and is the only business in Hawaii to appear on the list.

Newsweek Most Trustworthy Bank 2023


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Insights & Stories

Learn more about what’s happening here in Hawaii—from trending financial topics to community news.

Safe, Secure Banking

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Celebrating Our Stories

We’re honored to be a part of this community, helping generations of families here in the islands we love.

Lamont Brown and Maya’s Tapas & Wine Bank of Hawaii has allowed me to live my dreams of owning a home and opening up a business. They’ve not only allowed me to live these dreams, but they’ve also made it very easy to do so.
Aaron Kanemaru “Bet on yourself” Aaron Kanemaru started strong at Bank of Hawaii, then he hit a point where he was no longer sure of his path. He relied on the one thing he could control—his determination to succeed. And as one manager put it, “The rest is history.”
S. Tokunaga Store Banking is so important, having the personal side with them and asking them questions for this and that. It’s so important to have a good bank. We’re very fortunate that we've been dealing with Bank of Hawaii for 102 years.
College Assistance Program Theresa is the first in her family to earn a college degree, thanks to her determination and Bank of Hawaii’s College Assistance Program, which pays the tuition for employees seeking to obtain a bachelor’s or associate degree.
Island Maid Bank of Hawaii has been with us since the very beginning of our move to Waipahu. It’s been a long journey, but they’ve been with us along the way.

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