Bank of Hawaii Appoints New Executives in Senior Leadership


July 10th, 2019

Thomas Butler has joined Bank of Hawaii as executive vice president & director of data and analytics in the Finance Division. He is responsible for providing data and analytics to support the budget and to help achieve the bank’s strategic initiatives, as well as researching and analyzing market conditions, regulatory environment and management practices to develop appropriate strategies. He oversees the team of people responsible for all centralized financial data and reporting needs of the bank.

Butler most recently worked at US Bank, in Columbus, Ohio, as a consumer process redesign executive. He also spent 12 years at Bank of America, in North Carolina, overseeing a variety of areas as a senior vice president, including risk operations, consumer products and deposit contact centers.

Butler, who has nearly 30 years of leadership experience in analytics and data management, is Six Sigma Black Belt™ certified and earned his bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University and his master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University.

Jeff Dunn joins Bank of Hawaii as senior vice president & director of integrated marketing and customer experience insights in Bank of Hawaii’s Marketing Division. He will manage Integrated Marketing Strategy and Project Management, and oversee Customer Experience Insights, which include market research, marketing analytics and client relations.

Dunn has an extensive background in online marketing that spans the retail and tourism industries. He previously worked as senior director of integrated marketing & digital commerce for Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Harry & David Holdings, where he held several positions, including vice president of e-commerce, vice president of channel operations, and director of marketing and merchandising operations.

Dunn earned his bachelor’s of science degree in business management, specializing in marketing and retail management, from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management.

Ruth Erickson has joined Bank of Hawaii as senior vice president and director of marketing operations in the Marketing Division. She is responsible for the bank’s Channel and Content Marketing, and will oversee social media, email and direct mail.

Erickson has nearly 20 years of marketing experience, most recently as director of marketing at ProService Hawaii. She also spent 16 years at Microsoft in Washington, in various leadership roles, including director of marketing strategy.

Erickson earned her bachelor’s degree in communications and English from Concordia College in Minnesota.

Craig Ito has been promoted to senior vice president and dealer indirect lending manager-Hawaii and Guam, from vice president and Hawaii dealer indirect lending manager, in Bank of Hawaii’s Dealer Indirect Lending Department.

In his expanded role, Ito will oversee employees, business objectives and growth, loan and lease underwriting, asset quality, contract processing and dealer relationships across the bank’s Dealer Indirect Lending Department in Hawaii and the West Pacific region.

In 2011, Ito joined Bank of Hawaii as assistant vice president and dealer marketing relationship officer. He was promoted to vice president in 2013 as dealer indirect lending operations manager and was appointed Hawaii dealer indirect lending manager in 2017.

Prior to the bank, he worked for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation in California. Ito earned his bachelor’s of business administration degree in business management from Whitworth University. He is a member of Consumer Bankers Association’s Dealer Indirect Lending Committee.

Calla Oda has been promoted to senior vice president & financial performance and management reporting manager, from vice president and financial performance manager, in Bank of Hawaii’s Finance Division. She continues to oversee the Financial Performance Department. She is responsible for preparing financial forecasts and performance metrics in support of major bank initiatives.

Oda joined Bank of Hawaii in 1989 and has held a variety of leadership roles, including reporting manager in the Controllers Department, procurement manager in the Purchasing Department and finance & operations manager in the Digital Channels Department. Her experience includes 30 years of financial expertise and analysis.

Oda earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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