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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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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