Chris Anjo, MBA ’13
Congratulations to Chris Anjo, MBA ’13, for being honored in Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 for his demonstration of business excellence, contributions to his organization and strong community involvement. Anjo currently serves as vice president & commercial banking officer at First Hawaiian Bank.
Jerrin Ching, MBA ‘19
Jerrin Ching, MBA ‘19, has been named corporate advanced analyst at HMSA. Ching is responsible for performing data analysis and presenting financial medical trends to senior management. He also develops and applies automated solutions to business reporting processes and functions.
Daniel Chong, BBA ‘15
Daniel Chong, BBA ‘15, has been hired as marketing director for Pearlridge Center at Washington Prime Group, where he leads events, advertising and communications for Pearlridge to grow its impact as a special gathering place for the community.
Caileigh Clermont, BBA ‘18
Caileigh Clermont, BBA ‘18, has been hired as email specialist at BrüMate. In her new role, Clermont develops strategy for the company’s email and SMS calendar, segmentation and testing strategies; and implements campaigns from start to finish.
Riccardo Coffani, BS ‘11
Riccardo Coffani, BS ‘11, has been named general manager of Tokyo Pizza London, a concept restaurant that marries the flavors of Japan with classic pizza. He most recently served as marketing manager at Orange Hospitality Limited.
John Doyle, EMBA ‘17
John Doyle, EMBA ‘17, has been named director of information security at Array. In his new role, Doyle serves as the cybersecurity lead on efforts to implement and maintain information security policies, as well as develop and execute security incident and investigation procedures.
Drew Gladstone, BBA ‘11
Drew Gladstone, BBA ‘11, has been promoted to controller at Seaboard Energy, LLC. In his elevated role, Gladstone oversees all accounting and finance related aspects of the company.
Timothy Goshi, MBA ‘10
Timothy Goshi, MBA ‘10, has been promoted to senior associate at KAI Hawaii. Goshi will lead building department engineers responsible for the company’s vertical/building projects. With over 18 years in the field, his expertise areas include residential, commercial, industrial, medical and hospitality.
Teresa Hamabata, BBA ’11
Congratulations to Teresa Hamabata, BBA ’11, for being honored in Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 for her demonstration of business excellence, contributions to her organization and strong community involvement. Hamabata currently is the VP, commercial banking officer at American Savings Bank and also serves on the Shidler Alumni Association board.
Christopher Hodges, BBA ‘10
Christopher Hodges, BBA ‘10, has been named vice president, deputy chief financial officer & finance division manager at Hawaii State Federal Credit Union. Hodge oversees all finance, accounting and treasury functions, including loan and deposit pricing, managing investment portfolios and ensuring long-term financial sustainability. Previously, he served as vice president and treasury investment officer at First Hawaiian Bank.
Kisan Jo, EMBA ‘19
Kisan Jo, EMBA ‘19, has been appointed executive vice president of retail markets and operations at Central Pacific Bank. In this leadership role, he oversees the bank’s branch network, call center, deposit and loan operations, consumer lending and client experience. Jo previously served as the president of Prince Resorts Hawaii.
Lynn Miyahira, MBA ‘10
Lynn Miyahira, MBA ‘10 and Mark Gilbertson got married on Jan. 30 in Kaneohe.
Trevor Newman, BBA ’12
Congratulations to Trevor Newman, BBA ’12, for being honored in Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 for his demonstration of business excellence, contributions to his organization and strong community involvement. Newman currently is the director, citywide sales at the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau and also serves on the Shidler Alumni Association board.
Jacqueline Rabaino, MHRM ‘17
Jacqueline Rabaino, MHRM ‘17, has been hired as Oahu division director at United Public Workers (UPW). She is responsible for the management of UPW’s Oahu Division and supervision of field staff who represent city and state employees, through contract enforcement of two collective bargaining agreements, grievance handling, member recruitment and membership services.
Stefen Joshua Rasay, BBA ‘18
Stefen Joshua Rasay, BBA ‘18, has been named rating analyst at S&P Global. In this new position, he is a part of the U.S. Public Finance team, reviewing the creditworthiness of public power and electric cooperative utility entities.
Taylor Ricca-Mirzayan, BBA ‘18
Taylor Ricca-Mirzayan, BBA ‘18, has been named marketing specialist at ThousandEyes. She is responsible for planning and executing email campaigns, copywriting and improving existing marketing automations. Ricca previously served as a marketing coordinator at Plumb.
Sara Samiano, BBA ‘19
Sara Samiano, BBA ‘19, has been hired as creative production project manager at Brafton. In this position, Samiano collaborates with teams across the company to manage multiple delivery schedules and processes to ensure deliverables get to clients on time.
Sara Strona, MBA ‘15
Sara Strona, MBA ‘15, has been appointed director of Starn O’Toole, Marcus & Fisher. She practice in the areas of real estate law, commercial transactions and corporate law. Strona holds Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest possible rating of AV Preeminent®. This rating is given by her legal peers, based on their knowledge of her work, knowledge and integrity.
Kristyn Takai, BBA ‘18
Kristyn Takai, BBA ‘18, has been hired as human resources specialist at the U.S. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency. In her new role, she provides staffing and recruitment strategy support, as well as position management and classification support to organizations within the Department of the Army.
Kylee Takata, BBA ‘18
Kylee Takata, BBA ‘18, has been hired as account manager at Apex Systems. In her role, Takata is responsible for building relationships with Fortune 1000 clients in various industries such as engineering, life science; and infrastructure and security. She leads efforts within her internal team to ensure job opportunities are filled for their clients.
Alyssa Tanabe, BBA ‘11
Alyssa Tanabe, BBA ‘11, has been hired as development associate at the East-West Center. Tanabe most recently served as development coordinator for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.
Alyssa Tanabe, BBA ‘11
Alyssa Tanabe, BBA ‘11, welcomed baby boy, Maddox Tanabe, to the family on Feb. 4.
Edwin Wong, BBA ‘19
Edwin Wong, BBA ‘19, has been named program manager as part of the Business Planning Team at Amazon. In his role, he drives initiatives to create and deploy project management mechanisms around workforce staffing field operation’s business lines.
Melissa Yoshimoto, MBA ‘19
Melissa Yoshimoto, MBA ‘19, has been named people operations manager at Revacomm. In her new role, Yoshimoto spearheads all operational aspects of the people operations team which includes benefits, compliance, compensation and talent management. As a champion of company culture, Yoshimoto places the best people in the right roles to diversify and grow the company.