West Oahu Roundup

Here’s a brief look at what some of your neighbors have been up to recently.

Last month, the state Senate announced that Kapolei resident Jobie Masagatani as been appointed chairwoman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission.

Masagatani, who earned a B.A. degree in education from Northwestern University and an M.A. in public affairs/urban and regional planning from Princeton University, began her career as budget examiner in the office of management and executive office of the President of the United States. Since returning to Hawaii, she has worked as a land investment analyst for the Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate, and as a project manager for the Hawaii Real Estate Research and Education Center at University of Hawaii.


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Sue Mulitalo

She has been with the Hawaiian Homes Commission since 1995.

“Jobie is well-qualified to serve the people of Hawaii and the constituents of the Hawaiian Homes Commission,” said Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria, who chairs the Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs and Tourism. “I am confident that she has the vision and commitment to carry out the mission of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.”

Andrew K. Won has joined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties Leeward office. Won, who lives in Pearl City, previously worked as a Realtor-associate at Prudential Locations. Before entering the real estate industry, the University of Southern California computer science graduate worked at IBM, Raytheon and the state Department of Health.

Margie Keliiliki, a Kapolei resident, also join Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Leeward office as a Realtor-associate.

Coldwell Banker also welcomes back Sue Mulitalo, who has rejoined the firm’s Leeward office after a stint with another company. She first joined the administrative department in 2005. Mulitalo currently resides in Aiea.

The Hawaii State Bar Association recently promoted Waipahu resident Natalie Millon from continuing legal education assistant to member benefits administrator. In her new role, Millon coordinates the member benefits program, maintains provider relationships, coordinates the HSBA Leadership Institute program, and assists with Young Lawyers Division projects.

Army National Guard Pfc. Angel A. Aponte recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. A 2012 Pearl City High School graduate, Aponte is the son of Debbie and Angel Aponte of Pearl City.

Army Pvt. Shaun K. Miyashiro also has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Miyashiro is a 2009 graduate of Aiea High School.