Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii
Clarence Regaldo has been promoted to loan officer at Hawaii National Bank’s airport branch. Regalado joined the bank in 2010 with several years of experience in the financial services industry. In his new position, Regaldo will assist Hawaii businesses with their financing needs.
Marie Shanks has been promoted by Ferraro Choi and Associates – a Honolulu-based sustainable architecture, interior architecture and research firm – to the position of interior design project manager. Shanks joined Ferraro Choi in 2010 and has worked on various projects with General Services Administration as well as law offices for McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP.
Todd Simmons has been appointed vice president of university marketing and communications at Hawaii Pacific University. Simmons will be responsible for developing a unified communications division and strategy at HPU in this newly-created executive position. Simmons is currently associate vice president of university relations and marketing at Oregon State University. There, he helps lead a 28-member team responsible for marketing, print and web communications and university events.
Richard ‘Rick’ Romer has been named the newest creative design director for Current Affairs – Hawaii’s premier event planning and production company. Romer brings more than 30 years of set design experience to Current Affairs. Most recently, he served as set decorator for the ABC production of The River. Other film and television productions for which he provided the set decoration include Hawaii Five-O, Lost, Princess Kaiulani, Baywatch Hawaii and One West Waikiki.
Virginia Ahuna has been announced as The Queen’s Medical Center’s 2011 Employee of the Year. Ahuna has been a Queen’s nurse for 40 years and is currently an RN case manager with the Queen’s Community Based Programs, Foster Family. Her role is to place people who are unable to care for themselves into foster family homes and to provide continual care by conducting monthly home visits. The Queen’s Employee of the Year is chosen from 12 Employees of the Month who represent a staff of more thn 3,500. Ahuna was awarded an engraved koa box, free reserved parking for a year and a $2,000 travel voucher. Her name will also be engraved on a perpetual plaque.