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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice Presidents: Gutierrez, Nakahara and Mestas

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Erin Gutierrez joined Bank of Hawaii as vice president and compliance officer for the Trust Services Group, where she specializes in fiduciary and investment compliance and risk management.

Prior to joining the bank, Gutierrez was assistant vice president and compliance officer for First Hawaiian Bank. Her experience includes serving as a law clerk for Chief Judge Craig H. Nakamura of the Intermediate Court of Appeals of Hawaii and as an associate attorney with Cades Schutte LLP. Gutierrez earned her undergraduate degree, with distinction, in Japanese from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her law degree, cum laude, from its William S. Richardson School of Law. A member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the HSBA, Gutierrez currently serves as its vice chair of the Elder Law Section.

Tina Nakahara has been promoted to vice president & private banking compliance and operational risk manager from assistant vice president & commercial banking service and support, assistant service manager. Her responsibilities include managing the compliance and operational risk programs for The Private Bank and overseeing a team of compliance and support staff, which serve Bank of Hawaii’s private banking client base.

Nakahara has more than 28 years of experience in financial services in Hawaii. Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 2012, Nakahara worked for three other local banks and also as a Realtor.

Daniel Mestas has been promoted to vice president and engineering manager from assistant vice president and senior building engineer in Corporate Real Estate and Facilities, where he oversees the operation and maintenance of the infrastructure and systems of all buildings owned and leased by Bank of Hawaii.

His responsibilities include developing and executing overall enterprise-wide facilities strategies, managing energy efficiency programs, and creating and managing annual operating and capital budgets for all facilities-related items for all BOH properties. He also manages vendor relationships for all building engineering services.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii in 2015, Mestas was employed with PepsiCo in Honolulu as an engineering and maintenance manager for three years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University in 2005, and was employed in a variety of engineering roles at PepsiCo in Tolleson, Ariz., from 2005 to 2012. Mestas serves as the ASHRAE Chapter Programs co-chair, a certified maintenance and reliability professional and a certified energy manager.