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Bank of Hawaii Promotes New Vice Presidents: Townsley-Ross and Young

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Honolulu, Hawaii (November 27, 2007) - Mary K. Townsley-Ross has been promoted to vice president from assistant vice president of Corporate Communications.  She continues her duties as corporate communications administrator which include overseeing the bank’s internal communications for print and web-based channels.  In addition, she supports marketing communications, media relations and crisis communications planning efforts.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 2003, Townsley-Ross served as publications coordinator in the Corporate Communications Department for Hawaiian Airlines. 

Townsley-Ross holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Christopher Cole Young has been promoted to vice president from assistant vice president of Private Client Services Kauai.  He continues his responsibilities as relationship manager which include establishing and managing client relationships for the sale of credit, deposit, trust and investment services.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 2004, Young served as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Orange County, Calif. 

Young earned his bachelor of science degree in economics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  He also holds a master of business administration degree from California State University, Long Beach. 

Young is a board member of the Kauai Concert Association and a member of the Hanalei Bay Rotary Club.