Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii

Douglas Murata has been named director of the new Leadership Institute at the state Department of Education. He will be responsible for leading the institute, a new DOE strategic initiative that will provide increased attention and support around the development of effective school, complex area and state-level leaders. Previously, Murata was assistant superintendent for the DOE Office of Human Resources.
Brigitte McKale has been promoted to vice president of patient services/chief nurse executive at Pali Momi Medical Center. She joined Pali Momi in 1991 and was promoted to director of nursing in 2002. She became chief nurse executive in 2004. Prior to that, McKale held positions as a traveling nurse on the Mainland and as staff nurse at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Alma Pennell is now reservations manager with Castle Resorts & Hotels. In her new capacity, Pennell is tasked to increase sales and interdepartmental efficiencies while continuing to serve guests at the highest level. Pennell has been with Castle for more than six years and previously served as website reservations specialist.
Adam Durante has been promoted to project manager at Armstrong Builders. He now is responsible for field project management, including supervision of employees, trade partners, vendors and supplies. Durante joined Armstrong Builders in 2006 and most recently served as project engineer.
Chantelle Richardson Williams has been named sales associate with J’Adore Floral Designs. She will generate leads and assist wedding and corporate clients with their floral needs. Williams brings to the position nearly 15 years of sales experience and previously served as sales associate and assistant manager at Nordstrom in Ala Moana.
Corey Moriyama has been named assistant superintendent for the Office of Human Resources, Hawaii Department of Education. He now will oversee all facets of human resource operations for the state DOE. Previously, Moriyama was director of human resources at Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar.
Serena Longo has been appointed director of the Offices Service Group at Bishop Street Commercials. She will be responsible for developing new business representing both tenants and landlords, and also will represent BSC’s new leasing assignment. Longo previously was managing attorney for Crowell Law Offices in San Francisco.
Dean Anderson has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing with Castle Resorts & Hotels. He now is responsible for managing all facets of sales and marketing for Castle Resorts & Hotels, with a primary emphasis on expanding market share and developing emergent global markets, which have been identified as a key strategic priority for the company.