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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice Presidents: Lehr and Welling

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii (November 5, 2008) - Bank of Hawaii recently announced the following new vice presidents:  

Stuart J. Lehr was recently hired as vice president and Bank Secrecy Act officer.  He directs Bank of Hawaii’s compliance program relating to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.

With more than 20 years of experience in corporate compliance and risk management, Lehr most recently served as a senior director in the global compliance risk management group of PayPal, Inc. in San Jose.  He also has an extensive background in the banking industry, which includes serving as a senior vice president and manager of compliance risk management with Wells Fargo in San Francisco; senior vice president and manager of corporate compliance with Washington Mutual in Seattle; senior vice president and chief compliance officer with Union Bank of California in San Francisco; and vice president and manager of corporate compliance with U.S. Bancorp in Seattle and Portland, Ore. 

Lehr holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a juris doctor degree from University of Nebraska, both in Lincoln.  He is a member of the Certified Regulatory Compliance Managers and on the faculty of the American Bankers Association’s National Compliance School and Graduate School of Compliance Management.   

M. Patricia Welling has been hired as vice president and commercial loan process manager in Bank of Hawaii’s wholesale credit department.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii, Welling was general counsel for Lender Support Systems, Inc. in San Diego and served as adjunct faculty member at the University of San Diego, for the paralegal program.  She also was national director for Republican Technology Council, Inc. and as executive vice president for Digital System Resources, both in Washington, D.C.  Welling also served as a civil litigation attorney in Chicago. 

Welling received a bachelor of science degree in business with an emphasis in management from the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif. and earned her juris doctor degree from the California Western School of Law in San Diego, Calif.

She is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and the American Corporate Counsel Association.  Welling also volunteers for Hawaii’s Meals on Wheels Program and for the Pearl Harbor Volunteer Individual Tax Assistance Center.