Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii – 12/04/13
Simeon Miranda has been named general manager of Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort. In his position, Miranda is responsible for overseeing the resort’s dayto-day operations and staff management, as well as planning, organizing and directing all hotel services, and ensuring a balance between customer satisfaction, effective business management and financial viability for the property. Miranda joins Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort from his most recent post as general manager of two other Outrigger-managed properties, Airport Honolulu Hotel and Best Western The Plaza Hotel.
Melvin “Mel” Sakurai has joined Mobi PCS as vice president of marketing. He now is responsible for directing strategy for Mobi’s market planning, brand strategy, pricing, advertising, public relations, community relations and sales support. Most recently, Sakurai headed his own management consulting practice – Research Information Services – focusing on marketing research, applied quantitative research and policy consulting.
Melvin Young has been named president and COO at Finance Insurance. He will lead the firm in providing insurance products and services to businesses and consumers. He also will oversee the company’s financials, working closely with its insurance partners and agents, and increasing its agent work force. Young’s experience in the insurance industry spans 37 years and his previous positions include marketing manager, personal and commercial lines at Fairmont Specialty, a part of Crum & Forster Insurance Companies.
Cory Kohler has been promoted to senior manager of schedule planning at Island Air. In her new role, Kohler will oversee fleet assignment, flight scheduling and routing in accordance with FAA and union standards. Kohler has been part of the Island Air family since 2004. Prior to that, she worked for Island Air under the airline’s previous owners Aloha Airgroup as well as its sister company, Aloha Airlines.