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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Senior Vice Presidents: Andrew Downes and Nichole Shimamoto

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


Andrew Downes joins Bank of Hawaii as senior vice president and personal banking manager in the Personal Banking Division. He is responsible for the strategy development, portfolio management, service operations, compliance, training and product development goals for Personal Banking.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii, Downes worked for Bank of America, in California, in various leadership roles over a six-year period. He most recently worked as senior vice president and operations market manager overseeing 53 branches and more than 450 associates. Downes began his career in the U.S. Navy, including time spent working as an aide to the Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff in the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Downes holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and a master of business administration degree in finance and entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business.

Nichole Shimamoto has joined Bank of Hawaii as senior vice president and deputy chief compliance officer. She will lead the bank’s consumer compliance programs.

Shimamoto’s extensive work history includes a variety of legal and compliance positions, including senior vice president and director of compliance at Central Pacific Bank; vice president, associate general counsel and BSA/compliance officer at Finance Factors; and BSA/AML operations analyst at American Savings Bank.

Shimamoto earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgetown University, a juris doctor degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law and is a 2012 graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. She holds a Pacific Asian Management Institute Certificate from the University of Hawaii’s College of Business and has completed Oxford University’s International Human Rights Law Program.