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Bank of Hawaii VIce Chair Donna Tanoue to Retire in March

Monday, February 26, 2018


Donna Tanoue, Bank of Hawaii vice chair and president of Bank of Hawaii Foundation, has announced that she will retire from the bank on March 23.

Peter Ho said, “Donna has had a stellar career here and I, along with so many of us, am grateful for her dedicated service and many contributions that she has brought to our organization over the years. I have appreciated her perspective on issues and her close connections to so many community organizations.”

Tanoue has served on Bank of Hawaii’s board of directors since 2001, and as vice chair and a member of the Managing Committee since 2002. She has served in several capacities, leading bank teams in the Trust and Investment Services Group, as well as Legal, Compliance and other areas.

Previously, Tanoue served as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in Washington, D.C., from 1998 to 2001. Prior to becoming FDIC chairman, she was a partner in the Hawaii law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel and served as commissioner of financial institutions for the state of Hawaii.

Tanoue was instrumental in the formation and development of several of the bank’s signature community activities, including its annual Live Kōkua Giving Campaign, Community Walk and Community Service Day, all of which have significantly reached record-level highs in both participation and donations. Another highlight of her BOH career was the formation of the Bank of Hawaii Foundation Scholarship program, which provides college scholarships for employees’ children and grandchildren. Donna has also diligently worked on many issues of personal importance, including homelessness, housing and early childhood education.