Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii
Sharene Chun has been promoted to Print Distribution Manager for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Sharene will now oversee the entire delivery for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser which includes home delivery and retail copies. Sharene was most recently home delivery manager for the Star-Advertiser and has 24 years of newspaper experience. She started her newspaper career at the Hawaii Newspaper Agency in 1988. In 2001 when the Honolulu Star-Bulletin was purchased by Black Press, Sharene was hired as Single Copy Manager, and in 2007 was named Assistant Circulation Manager.
Lester Kodama has been promoted to print retail marketing manager for Honolulu Star-Advertiser. For the past two years Lester held the position of Single Copy Manager at the Star-Advertiser, which is the same position he held at the Hawaii Newspaper Agency and The Honolulu Advertiser for 18 years. In total Lester has 25 years of newspaper experience in Hawaii. In his new role, Lester will continue to capitalize on his long term relationships with retailers and the visitor industry, to enhance the sales and marketing of the Star-Advertiser and its many print publications. He has been a long time member and contributor to the Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Association.
Ali Kang has been announced as a new member of the Star-Advertiser sales team. Kang was most recently a AVP/credit officer at First Hawaiian Bank underwriting residential, land, and construction mortgage loans. She also worked as a private banking officer and a personal banking officer at the First Hawaiian Center and Kapiolani Banking Center.