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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice Presidents: Higa, Jugo, Lum and Nakano

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Honolulu, Hawaii (July 24, 2007) - Darryl Higa has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president in the Information Protection Department at Bank of Hawaii.  Higa continues his current responsibilities as security analyst which entail identifying security risks, measuring the effectiveness of security controls, developing security solutions and promoting security awareness through company-wide training programs. 

Prior to joining the bank in 2002, Higa worked at Sprint Hawaii as a billing supervisor. 

Higa is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in communications. 

He is a member of the Information Systems Security Association of Hawaii and InfraGard, an FBI security organization.

Rita C. Jugo has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president in the Commercial Credit Underwriting and Analysis Department where she continues her duties as a commercial banking underwriter.  As the primary credit partner with the bank’s relationship officers, she is responsible for evaluating financial and business risks of the bank’s commercial customers as well as structuring and approving commercial credit products.

Jugo joined Bank of Hawaii in 1994 as a bank associate in the West Pacific Corporate Banking Group.  Her history at the bank includes serving as business loan officer for West Pacific Corporate Banking Group in Guam and as senior credit analyst for the Credit Services Department in Honolulu.

Jugo is a graduate of Santa Clara University and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting. 

Russell Lum has joined Bank of Hawaii as vice president and counsel in the Legal Department.  His responsibilities include overseeing general banking law and compliance issues. 

Prior to joining the bank, Lum served as vice president, senior legal counsel and compliance manager at Central Pacific Bank and as vice president, general counsel and compliance officer at City Bank.  He has also worked at Ashford & Wriston, Bank of America Hawaii and HonFed Bank.

Lum currently serves on the board of directors for People Attentive to Children (PATCH) and will become the director of the United States Tennis Association, Hawaii Pacific section this fall.  In addition, he is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and director for the Hawaii Financial Regulatory Compliance Association. 

Lum holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of California at Los Angeles and earned his juris doctor degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law.

Paul S. Nakano has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president in the Management Reporting Department.  His primary duties include financial reporting as it relates to the Commercial Banking Segment, Investment Services Group and Corporate Risk Department.  In addition, he is responsible for overseeing segment execution of the annual budget, capital budget, and corporate forecast.

Nakano began his career at Bank of Hawaii in 2001 as a management reporting analyst and has held positions of senior analyst, management reporting officer and, most recently, assistant vice president and segment finance officer. 

Previously, Nakano served as budget and reimbursement analyst at Kuakini Medical Center. 

Nakano earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master’s degree in business administration from Chaminade University.