Caroline Anderson, BS ’94, has been promoted to director of planning for the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA). The HTA recently underwent a reorganization of its structure and operations and in this new role, Anderson will oversee the organization’s 2020-2025 strategic plan and 2021-2023 destination management action plans for each county. Anderson has been with HTA for more than 21 years and most recently served as director of community enrichment.
Pacific Business News honored women leaders and news-makers in its 23rd Annual Women Who Mean Business. Congratulations to Jamie Cheng, BBA ’99 for being named to the list for demonstrating a commitment to community service and for her leadership skills.
Kristanto Djuanda, JEMBA ’97, has been appointed global head of Quality & Customer Experience for ABB Robotics, Business Line Electronics in Shanghai. In this leadership role, he is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of quality and customer excellence for industrial robot products and services. Djuanda previously served in various leadership roles at Philips Lighting in Indonesia and China and Samsung LED in South Korea.
Malcolm Inamine, BBA ’94, has been appointed as the executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Hawaiiana Group Incorporated. In this leadership role, Inamine heads all human resources functions for the company and for the homeownership associations (HOAs). He also oversees the building facilities and serves as the organization's safety officer. Inamine previously served as the vice president and chief operations officer at the Hawaii Foodbank.
Shelee Kimura, BBA ’95, has been named CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries. In her elevated role, Kimura is responsible for the company’s operations on five islands. Since joining Hawaiian Electric in 2014, Kimura has held numerous senior leadership positions, including senior vice president for customer service and public affairs and senior vice president for business development and strategy.
Grant Kubota, BBA ’99, MBA ’05, has been named to Forbes magazine’s 2021 list of America’s Best-in-State Wealth Advisors. Kubota is a vice president and financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, where he has worked for 15 years. He was recognized with this honor for his superb wealth management services and his commitment to his clients and company.
David Morimoto, BBA ’91, has been appointed as the senior executive vice president at Central Pacific Financial Corp. and Central Pacific Bank. In his elevated role, he remains the chief financial officer of both entities and assumes leadership of the information technology, information security, legal and compliance departments. Morimoto has been with the bank for more than 30 years and most recently served as executive vice president.
Diane Paloma, MBA ’99, has been appointed as the president and CEO of Hawaii Dental Service. In this leadership role, Paloma provides strategic leadership for Hawai‘i’s largest dental health plan. She most recently served as the CEO of Lunalilo Home.