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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice Presidents: Kenui, Piper and Sakamoto

Friday, July 25, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii (July 25, 2008) - Debra “Debbie” K.J. Kenui has been promoted to vice president and cash management service manager from assistant vice president and cash management service supervisor.

Kenui joined the bank’s Cash Management Department in 2001 and is responsible for overseeing the cash management service team.

She started her career at Bank of Hawaii as a part-time teller at the Mililani Branch in July 1984.  Kenui serves as a volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation.

LeAnn R. Piper was recently hired as vice president and senior trust officer in Bank of Hawaii’s Personal Trust Department.  She is a native of Hawaii and has more than 24 years of experience in the financial industry, 15 of which were devoted to wealth management.  Her duties include working with individuals, families and businesses to provide a full range of financial services. 
Piper previously served as a private banker, trust administrator and commercial lender with other financial institutions including Bank of the Cascades, First Security Bank and U.S. Bancorp in Oregon.
Piper earned a bachelor of arts degree in finance and marketing from the University of Oregon. 
Lynette R. Sakamoto, a 30-year veteran of Hawaii’s banking industry, was recently promoted to vice president.  Sakamoto is responsible for overseeing the management and support of the trust accounting system, including analysis to enhance efficiency and internal controls to support the bank’s investment services. She joined the bank nearly 10 years ago as an assistant vice president and trust operations analyst.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii, Sakamoto worked for American Savings Bank and City Bank.

Sakamoto currently serves as board secretary of the Sungard Addvantage Trust Users Group.