Leadership – December 20, 2009

Hawaii Business Magazine’s Black Book 2009

How We Compiled the Biographies of 342 Top Executives

Welcome to the 13th annual Hawaii Business Black Book, a valuable compilation of biographies of Hawaii’s top executives.

To collect the information, e-mails were sent in September to Hawaii executives, nonprofit leaders and public officials, including more than 700 business leaders named in the Executive Index of the Hawaii Business Top 250 August issue. The executives and their assistants were asked to input the biographies into our online database and to agree to have that information published. This year, we received 342 responses.

We apologize for any errors; if you detect one, please e-mail us at feedback@hawaiibusiness.com, so we can correct next year’s edition. Some biographies were edited to fit space available, but you can find the full text at hawaiibusiness.com. Some were eliminated because of insufficient information.



Chair = Chairman of the Board

Pres = President

CEO = Chief Executive Officer

COO = Chief Operating Officer

CFO = Chief Financial Officer

CTO = Chief Technology Officer

CIO = Chief Information Officer

CLO = Chief Lending Officer

Dir = Director

Exec Dir = Executive Director

Exec Mgr = Executive Manager

Exec VP = Executive Vice President

GM/Hawaii = General Manager/ Hawaii Division

GM = General Manager

Treas = Treasurer

Sec = Secretary

Sr Exec Dir = Senior Executive Dir

Sr EVP = Senior Executive Vice  President

RVP = Regional Vice President

VP = Vice President

Mgr = Manager

Supt = Superintendent

Spvsr = Supervisor

Mng Dir = Managing Director

Mng Partner = Managing Partner

Reg Dir = Regional Director

Admin = Administration

/ = of

2) Prior Employment Experience: To save space, we have not always listed every past position reported. When executives included the years they served in past positions, we generally included it.

3) Club Memberships: Includes golf and recreation clubs such as the Pacific Club and Waialae Country Club.

4) Noteworthy: Includes personal achievements and colorful details about an executive.

Information is presented in this order:

Name • Title and company • Top 250 company rank as of August 2009 (if applicable) • Birth year, city, state and/or country • Education: high school and its state, year graduated; university, degree, major and year graduated • Military service • Prior employment • Corporate and community boards and associations • Club memberships • Hobbies • Spouse’s name and employment; number of children and names • Achievements and special notes

Advice from the top: Francis Oda