Movers & Makers

Kandice Johns

Johns has extensive experience in non-profit development, marketing, fundraising and capacity building. For nearly 20 years, she has been dedicated to improving the lives of people in Hawaii and has worked with a broad range of organizations throughout the state.

Lisa Nguyen, Allied ASID

Lisa Nguyen has been promoted to an Associate at Peter Vincent Architects and received the 2020 ASID Emerging Professional Award. She volunteers for Girl Scouts Hawaii as a STEM Festival Professional, mentors students and serves as an ASID Board Member…

Jane-Alyse VonOhlen

VonOhlen is an experienced executive with a broad range of experience in human resources, organizational development and talent management. She will be responsible for providing human resource leadership throughout Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.

Katherine Don

Born on Maui, Don is an expert of contemporary Asian art, specifically Ink Art, which she established for Sotheby’s in Hong Kong. She also launched an environmental awareness arts and education initiative and curated a series titled “20th Century Chinese…

Dan Nagami

Nagami has been named Maryknoll School Director of External Affairs. With more than 30 years of experience in education, he will direct the school’s marketing, communications and PR efforts, and continue to oversee the Extended Learning Department and COVID-19 Response…

Laurel Swan

WhiteSpace Architects has opened a Big Island branch headed by Laurel Swan, who has rejoined the firm as a project manager. From Waimea, the architect will oversee residential, educational and commercial projects across the county including a number of current…

Dean Takasato

As director of healthcare architecture, Dean Takasato will manage the firm’s new healthcare design studio. Dean has over 25 years of experience in healthcare design, including medical facilities, hospitals, skilled nursing, long term care and senior living facilities.

Erin Chow

Erin Chow is now an architectural designer with G70. In her new position, Chow will assist in the review and preparation of working drawings, coordinate with architect/engineer subconsultants, and synthesize design information into clear and coherent presentations for clients.

Julia Kimoto

Julia Kimoto joins the G70 team as a civil designer. In her new role, Kimoto will assist project managers with the preparation of drawings and reports, construction documentation, material reviews, and project coordination with subconsultants.

Michael Beason

G70 welcomes Michael Beason as the team’s newest civil project manager. Beason’s responsibilities include overseeing projects, preparation and presentation of public reports, and supervising teams to ensure accurate completion.

Suzanne Eugenio

As UHA Health Insurance director of marketing, Ms. Eugenio is now responsible for all marketing and communications, including strategy, advertising, branding and media relations, as well as outreach for workplace wellness and the Hawai‘i Health at Work Alliance, a UHA…

Manny Edmondson

Central Pacific Bank has appointed Manny Edmondson to Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, Edmondson will continue his information security function as CISO and oversee technology for the organization.

John E Sukup III

I’ve spent my entire career working with data to bring businesses value. As founder and principal consultant of Expected X, I help build data literacy and maturity to Hawai’i businesses by teaching them how to automate and optimize their businesses…

Jay Gaudlitz

Jay Gaudlitz, PG, PMP, CCM, has joined Stantec as senior principal leading the Federal Program across California, Hawaii, and the Asia Pacific region. Gaudlitz will work from Stantec’s Honolulu office to provide regional leadership and support for critical Federal programs.

David J. Minkin

Best Lawyers in America© has selected David J. Minkin as only the 9th Hawai‘i “Lawyer for Bet-the Company Litigation” and as the 2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in the State of Hawai‘i for Appellate Practice.

Charles E. Pear, Jr.

Charles E. Pear, Jr. has been named as the 2021 Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer Of the Year” in the State of Hawai‘i for the practice area of Real Estate. Mr. Pear has also been acknowledged by Best Lawyers in…

Joanne Barradas

Hawai‘i Gas, welcomes Joanne Barradas as its new Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the finance, accounting, information technology, and procurement departments. Barradas is a certified CPA; experienced with regulated companies for electricity generation and gas distribution.

Catherine A. Taschner

Catherine A. Taschner has been named to the Best Lawyers in America©: 2021 Ones to Watch list in the practice areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law; and Land Use and Zoning…

Miyoko T. Pettit-Toledo

Ms. Pettit-Toledo has been named to the Best Lawyers in America©: 2021 Ones to Watch list in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Bankruptcy, and Litigation – Real…

Jesse J. T. Smith

Jesse J. T. Smith has been named to the Best Lawyers in America©: 2021 list in the Commercial Litigation practice area. Mr. Smith is a partner at M4, and his practice focuses on a diverse client group involved in local,…

Darcie Yukimura

Darcie Yukimura has been named Vice President of Philanthropy at the Hawai?i Community Foundation. With more than 12 years of experience at the Foundation, Yukimura will oversee development and donor relations, planned giving and neighbor island community initiative work.

Joanne Iglesias

Joanne Iglesias joins the G70 team as their Welcome Coordinator. In her new position, Iglesias will coordinate and monitor incoming and outgoing deliveries, assist with various administrative tasks and communicate any messages.

Angeline Joven

Angeline Joven joins the G70 team as an Architectural Designer. In her new role, she will assist in the review and preparation of working drawings and coordination of consultants. Joven holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of…

Marie McCreary

G70 welcomes Marie McCreary, NCIDQ, LEED AP as the team’s newest Senior Interior Designer. McCreary’s responsibilities include delivering high-quality design for various projects, managing all aspects of the design process from conceptual design through installation.