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Bank of Hawaii Promotes Four to Vice President: Calderon, Chong, Kaneko and Yoshihara

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii (June 18, 2008) - Bank of Hawaii recently promoted the following four from assistant vice president to vice president:

Ofarma “Ofie” B. Calderon is vice president and continues her responsibilities as service manager of the Waiakamilo Branch which include leading and managing all aspects of the day-to-day branch operations including sales, service, and compliance.

Calderon started her career with Bank of Hawaii in 1988 as a teller at the Kaimuki Branch.  In 1999, she left for an assistant operations supervisor position at Hawaii National Bank, then rejoined Bank of Hawaii in 2001 and has held progressively responsible positions including assistant service manager and retail banking service manager at the Kalihi Branch.   She has served the Waiakamilo Branch since 2003. 

Calderon earned a bachelor of science degree from Don Mariano Marco University in the Philippines.

Glen H. W. Chong was promoted to vice president of the Controllers Department.  He continues his role as finance database manager which consists of managing, creating and maintaining various databases that help facilitate the reporting of financial data for the bank.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 1991 as internal audit manager, Chong worked for Pioneer Federal Savings Bank, Hawaii Credit Union League and First Interstate Bank in Honolulu.

Chong earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Steven K. Kaneko has been promoted to vice president and senior business banking officer of the Waialae-Kahala Business Banking Center.  He is responsible for assisting small business owners in the East Oahu region (Kaimuki, Waialae-Kahala and Hawaii Kai) with their business banking needs.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 2001 as a business banking officer, Kaneko served as branch manager for the downtown branch of Finance Factors, Ltd. 

Kaneko holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Michigan. 

He is a member of the Young Business Council and the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a past president and current member of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Scott K. Yoshihara has been appointed vice president and continues his role as branch manager for the Waiakamilo Branch.  He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of branch sales and managing the branch team to achieve sales and service goals.  In addition, his duties include ensuring sound operational risk and compliance measures and managing client relationships.

Yoshihara joined the bank in 2001 as a management associate and has held increasingly responsible positions as assistant branch manager and branch manager positions at the Waialae-Kahala, University and Manoa branches. 

A graduate of Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash., Yoshihara holds a bachelor of arts degree in business management.  He also earned a master of business administration degree from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif.   He is currently enrolled in the Pacific Coast Banking School, an affiliate of the University of Washington. 

Yoshihara is a member of the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Young Business Council.  He has served on the board of directors for the Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce as past treasurer and past management development vice president.