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Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice President: Araki, Ingano, Kurakake

Friday, February 23, 2018


Steve Araki was recently promoted from assistant vice president and IT manager to vice president and director of IT infrastructure operations. He is responsible for the administration and management of Bank of Hawaii’s IT infrastructure teams (systems, network, voice and infrastructure applications) and leading a division of professionals which operationally administrates, plans, budgets, organizes and maintains the infrastructure and its related activities.

Araki began his career at Bank of Hawaii in 1993 as a computer programmer. Over the years, he has held various positions within the IT department including senior application programmer, systems administration and server infrastructure manager. He earned his bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1992.

Rochelle Ingano recently joined Bank of Hawaii as vice president and project manager for the Enterprise Project Management Office. Her responsibilities include implementing approved projects and programs while utilizing project management methodology and tools to manage all project phases—initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing.

Ingano’s career in the financial services industry spans more than 30 years. She has held various positions within Bank of Hawaii, as well as First Federal Savings and American Savings Bank. Ingano received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Phoenix in 2005.

Wesley Kurakake was recently promoted from IT manager to vice president and manager of network administration. He is responsible for the operations of Bank of Hawaii’s network communications.

Kurakake joined Bank of Hawaii in 2011 as a network engineer and became a senior network engineer in 2016. Prior to the bank, he held similar positions with Aloha Airlines and Network 2000.