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Bank of Hawaii Announces Executive and Senior Management Promotions: Wheeler, Aoki, Andreski, McKenna and Wright

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


New Executive Vice President

Robert “Bo” M. Wheeler has been promoted from senior vice president and special assets manager to executive vice president and credit risk support manager of the Corporate Risk Department. He will be responsible for managing the review of credit policies relative to special assets, market risk, commercial and retail credit, and reserve analysis.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 1997, Wheeler worked at First Hawaiian Bank as deputy manager in the Corporate Banking Division, and held several positions during his 15 years at First Interstate Bank of California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

Wheeler currently serves as rear commodore of the Transpacific Yacht Club, and has previously served on the American Red Cross-Hawaii Chapter board and on the Nature Conservancy-Palmyra Island Infrastructure Advisory Team.

New Senior Vice Presidents

Glen Aoki, vice president and SEC and financial reporting manager, has been promoted to senior vice president in the Controllers Department. He joined Bank of Hawaii in 2006, and continues to be responsible for SEC reporting, assessing certain financial and operational controls, and ensuring the integrity of the bank’s general ledger.

Aoki holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Previously, he was controller at Hilton Grand Vacation and audit manager at Price Waterhouse. Aoki also serves as a member of the American Bankers Association’s Loan Impairment Working Group and is an alternate member of the MAX Group Controllers Roundtable.

Terrance “Terry” Andreski has been promoted from vice president and audit consultant to senior vice president and chief fiduciary officer in the Investment Services Group. He ensures that appropriate controls, policies and procedures are in place to manage fiduciary accounts for individual and institutional clients, and serves as subject matter expert on fiduciary risk and administration.

Andreski began his career at Bank of Hawaii in 2000, and previously worked at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the California State Banking Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in banking and finance from San Francisco State University.

John McKenna rejoins Bank of Hawaii as senior vice president and primary relationship officer in the Corporate Banking Department. McKenna is responsible for serving as primary contact between the bank and certain commercial clients, handling all aspects of the client relationship, including credit administration.

McKenna worked at Bank of Hawaii from 2001 to 2007 as a primary relationship officer. For the past six years, he held positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan Chase in Southern California. He holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from Franklin University in Ohio, and is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP).

Vera Wright, vice president and fiduciary support services manager, has been promoted to senior vice president in the Income Tax Department. She continues to be responsible for the overall administrative, management and supervision of the Trust Real Estate, Trust Tax and Business Interests and Evaluations Departments.

Prior to joining the bank in 2011, Wright worked as tax manager at Hood & Strong, and lead senior manager at KPMG LLP. She also worked as fiduciary tax administrator at Wells Fargo Bank and account manager at Discover Card Services, both in Salt Lake City, Utah. She graduated from Weber State University in Utah, with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Enrolled Agent (EA). Wright also serves on the board of the Domestic Violence Action Center.