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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Residential Lending Vice Presidents

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


The following Bank of Hawaii employees have been promoted to vice president. They assist customers in becoming homeowners, overseeing the loan process from origination to closing at their respective loan centers.

Jennifer Gershman has been promoted from senior residential lending officer to vice president and executive loan officer at the Downtown Residential Lending Center in Honolulu. She has more than 15 years of banking experience in California and Hawaii, including as branch manager for the BOH Star Market Moiliili and Manoa Branches from 2005 to 2007.

Gershman returned to Bank of Hawaii in 2013 after working for five years as a vice president and manager at Citibank’s Brentwood, California branch. Gershman, a graduate of Punahou, earned her bachelor of business administration degree in Finance and Management Information Systems with honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Calvin Hernandez was promoted to vice president from assistant vice president. He has been the manager of the Guam Residential Loan Center since 2009.

Hernandez first joined the bank in 1991, and spent eight years in supervisory positions in Cash Management Services. After four years managing electronic payroll and human resources systems in the Philippines and Guam, Hernandez returned to the bank in 2006 as the manager of Guam Indirect Lending.

He is a board member of the Pacific Association of Professional Real Estate Appraisers (PAPREA), and a board member of Habitat for Humanity Guam.

Corey Shimabuku, executive loan officer, has been promoted to vice president at the Ala Moana Residential Loan Center from assistant vice president at Kahala Residential Loan Center. He has more than 10 years of local lending experience.

Prior to joining the bank, Shimabuku worked as a loan officer at the Honolulu office of Bank of America, and as a senior auditor with a CPA firm for more than five years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Patty Van Kuran has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president at the Kahala Residential Loan Center. She joined the bank in 2004 in the Human Resources Dept., and has been an executive loan officer since 2007.

After spending a year in her hometown of Palo Alto, California as a mortgage advisor with a wealth management company, Van Kuran returned to Bank of Hawaii in 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and media studies and graduated cum laude from Pomona College at Claremont, Calif.