Bank of Hawaii Announces New Vice Presidents: Bliss, Maika and Miyasato


May 13th, 2020

Amanda Bliss joined Bank of Hawaii as vice president and trust tax manager. An experienced corporate tax professional with nearly 20 years of experience in public accounting, in‐house tax departments and management tax consulting, Bliss is responsible for management of the Tax Department of the Trust Services Group at the bank.

Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii, Bliss served a variety of industries managing federal and state tax matters with large and medium sized corporations in Dallas, TX and the state of Washington, including Grant Thornton LLP, McAfee and Univar Inc. A Certified Public Accountant, she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in accountancy from the University of Oklahoma.

Kalani Maika was promoted to vice president from assistant vice president in the Corporate Real Estate & Facilities department at Bank of Hawaii. As a senior real estate asset manager, he negotiates lease transactions for the bank’s owned and leased assets portfolio and leads in completing sales and purchases. Maika is responsible for managing Bank of Hawaii's staff of property managers, and provides financial analysis and recommendations for the bank's properties. He also develops and executes strategic plans, prepares budgets, monitors lease agreements, performs site inspections and ensures lease compliance while maintaining landlord/tenant relations.

Maika received his bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from the University of San Francisco, and is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Hawaii chapter. He is also a member and past president of BOMA Hawaii (Building Owners and Managers Association).

Keith Miyasato was promoted to vice president from assistant vice president in CLMS - Consumer Collections at Bank of Hawaii. He is responsible for maintenance of the department's operating system and daily operations, and also provides analysis, forecasting and trend reports, including report generation for analytical strategies.

Miyasato has more than 23 years of experience with the bank having served in a variety of roles and departments, including the Call Center, Recovery, as well as CLMS, which he joined as an operations analyst in 2001. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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