Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii
Chuck Garrett is now chief operating officer at Kahala Associates. He will manage the residential real estate company’s operations, including overseeing finance, marketing and technology, as well as staff training and sales coaching. Garrett has more than 24 years of real estate, technology and management experience.
Patricia Ann Kawehi Harano has been appointed membership director of the Nuuanu YMCA. She now is responsible for membership services, membership growth, development and retention. Harano brings to the position more than 25 years of experiences in sales, operations and community marketing programs. She most recently served as community services director for Hickam Communities.
Malia Chung has been named online marketing and public relations coordinator for Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. In her new capacity, Chung will oversee initiatives including social media, online guest comments, website content creativity and more. Prior to joining the Sheraton ohana, Chung served as public relations assistant account executive and online specialist at Becker Communications Inc.
Weston Kurisu has been appointed marketing representative at Xerox Hawaii. He will provide new and existing clients with solutions to effectively manage their documents, allowing customers to focus on their core business. Previously, Kurisu was sales manager for Pacific Office Automation in Oregon.
Shannon McAneeley has been promoted to spa sales manager for Moana Lani Spa, A Heavenly Spa by Westin. In her new role, she will manage existing business channels, drive Japanese wholesale business, target in-house guests and source the growth of new markets such as weddings, groups and kamaaina. Prior to joining Moana Lani Spa, McAneeley served as senior sales manager at The Kahala Hotel & Resort.
Crystal Yamasaki has been promoted from senior account manager to director at strategic communications company Bennet Group. She has extensive experience in the areas of consumer marketing and nonprofits and oversees accounts. Yamasaki also leads Bennet Group’s social media division and helps manage, oversee and provide counsel on social media strategy for a range of the company’s clients.
Nicky Leong has been promoted from assistant account executive to account executive at Bennet Group, a strategic communications organization. She represents clients across multiple sectors including retail, nonprofit and travel and tourism industries, and also provides social media and graphics assistance. Previously, she worked as a marketing coordinator for a local Asian international marketing firm.
Mavis Nikaido has been promoted to vice president of patient services/chief nurse executive at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. She has been with Kapiolani Medical Center for nearly 30 years. Nikaido began as a staff nurse, and has since served as supervisor of the neonatal transport team, manger of the PICU, supervisor of the Hanuola Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation program, director of pediatrics and critical care, and chief nurse executive, among others.