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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Senior Vice Presidents: Lowson, Tom and Uyeda

Monday, January 25, 2016

HONOLULU, HAWAII - James “Hobbs” Lowson, West Pacific regional manager, has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president.

Lowson leads and manages the four branches in the West Pacific and one branch in American Samoa. He oversees sales, service, compliance and risk management for the regions, and is primary liaison with government and community leaders in those regions.

Having joined the bank in 1996 in the management trainee program, Lowson has held numerous leadership positions at the bank, including his previous position as Saipan island manager in the West Pacific Region Branch Division.

A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Lowson holds an executive master of business administration degree as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Guam, the USO Guam Advisory Board and the Armed Forces Committee-Guam Chamber of Commerce.

Curtis Tom, Maui regional manager, has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president.

Tom provides leadership to the nine branches located in Maui County, and is responsible for the region’s sales, service, compliance and risk management.

With more than 34 years of service in Bank of Hawaii’s Branch Division, Tom joined the bank in 1980 as a management trainee. He has held various management positions within the Branch Division, including his last position as Kahului Branch manager and district sales manager.

Tom graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and has completed the University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Management Program and the Bank Administration Institute Retail Banking program. He is a board member and past chair of the Finance and Investment Committees for Maui United Way, and a member of the Maui Economic Development Board and Maui Family YMCA.

Dean Uyeda has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president in the Corporate Risk Division.

As wholesale credit administrator, Uyeda manages credit risk for the commercial loan portfolio for Commercial Real Estate and the Commercial Banking Centers. He continues to provide primary credit approval for various business units and carries the responsibility of implementing the bank’s credit culture.

Uyeda previously worked at Hawaii National Bank before joining Bank of Hawaii in 2005 as a business banking officer. He then worked at American Savings Bank and Central Pacific Bank before returning to Bank of Hawaii in 2010 as vice president and primary relationship officer in the Commercial Banking Department. A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Uyeda has a bachelor’s degree in economics.