Waha Nui

The creator of the 1994 local comic book superhero Pineapple Man, Sam Campos (a Kahuku High alumnus and now Kaaawa artist) will share his new work Friday as well as screen a few episodes of his Dragonfly series, beginning at 7 p.m. at Coffee Talk in Kaimuki (255-8989) …

Among the 2013-14 Omidyar Fellows – the second group tapped for their achievements and leadership potential by Hawaii philanthropist Pierre Omidyar – are Kailua residents Giorgio Caldarone and Erika Lacro. Giorgio is with Kamehameha Schools’ Endowment, managing its residential, agriculture and conservation lands.


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Erika Lacro

He has an environmental science degree from West Point and a master’s in business administration from UH Manoa. Erika is chancellor and CEO of Honolulu Community College, where she oversees a $33 million budget, a staff of 300 and close to 8,000 students … Turtle Bay Resort has promoted Mikilani Ikalani to catering sales manager where she oversee sales for a wide range of resort events. Mikilani also worked at Zippy’s for 15 years and has a marketing degree from UH Manoa …

Kailua executives in the food service industry, Judy McDonald and Wally Marciel, have been promoted. Judy is now president of Palama Holdings, and Wally vice president of sales and marketing for the company’s H&W Foodservice division … Kaneohe’s Sam Moku has been promoted to vice president of university relations at HPU. His boss, president Geoffrey Bannister calls him “a fountain of energetic optimism.” Sam’s also got broad experience as former city director of community services and executive director of Hawaiian Home Lands …

Kaneohe’s Patricia Eidsmore-Torres has won a $500 Life Enrichment college scholarship from the Royal Neighbors of America, a women-led life insurance company … Kailua High needs induction burners. To help them out, call Kathie Wells of Community Helping Schools at 225-2621