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The Plaza Club announces promotions; new hire

The Plaza Club announces promotions; new hire

HONOLULUwww.theplazaclub.com – The Plaza Club today announced changes to its management staff, promoting Randy Whiteford to Director of Food and Beverage from Executive Chef, Kelli Shintani to Director of Membership from Executive Assistant, and hiring Donna Arena as Catering Sales Manager.

 

As Director of Food and Beverage for Hawaii’s premier downtown business club, Randy Whiteford oversees all aspects of food and beverage at the club. This is in addition to developing and executing The Plaza Club’s innovative dining menu. He’s also responsible for training the culinary team and managing day-to-day kitchen operations.

 

Hawaiian Building Maintenance Promotes Damon Reyes of Ewa Beach to Director of Building Services

Hawaiian Building Maintenance Promotes Damon Reyes of Ewa Beach to Director of Building Services

 

Hawaiian Building Maintenance (HBM), the largest facilities maintenance provider in the state, has promoted Damon Reyes to Director of Building Services from Assistant Director of Retail Operations.

“With more than 280 client locations, it’s important that we have a strong director of building operations,” said Jarrett Walters, HBM Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development. “Damon Reyes has proven to be a skillful communicator and hard-working leader,” he continued.

In his new position, Reyes will be responsible for the quality control, safety and general operations of all janitorial operations in the state.

Reyes joined the company in 2003 in the window cleaning department, then was promoted to an Account Manager, and oversaw the majority of HBM’s retail locations. He then was promoted to Assistant Director of Retail Operations.

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FORMER HAWAII OPERA EXECUTIVE JOINS BOARD OF REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF THE PACIFIC FOUNDATION

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation (REHAB Foundation) has announced Karen Tiller as a new member to its board of directors for a three-year term.

Tiller, an accomplished stage director, was previously the executive director of Hawaii Opera Theatre.  She has directed many productions including Tosca (2006), Madam Butterfly and South Pacific (2007), Dialogue of the Carmelites (2013) and Turandot (2014). She currently serves on the national board for The Joyful Heart Foundation and is a Commissioner for the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.  

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Stephanie Dowling Regional Communications Director

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Stephanie Dowling Regional Communications Director

HONOLULU — Starwood Hotels & Resorts has named Stephanie Dowling its director of communications for the Hawaii region. In this new role, Dowling will lead the public relations team and the in-house advertising agency for Starwood’s 11 properties on four islands. This move will further enhance Starwood’s integrated approach to marketing and communications strategy.

“Stephanie is a proven leader with nearly 10 years at Starwood. Since joining our Hawaii Regional team, Stephanie has elevated our public relations program to a more strategic approach. With her extensive background in both public relations and advertising, this is a natural decision and will be a smooth transition,” said Harris Chan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts vice president of operations for Hawaii and French Polynesia.

Fill up your February with great events at Windward Mall

This month, Windward Mall gets ready to help shoppers kick their year into high gear. Usher in the Lunar New Year with a Chinese lion dance by Au Shaolin on Feb. 15 or watch your keiki light up with a Chinese New Year lantern craft activity at this month’s Kids World on Feb. 21. And music lovers won’t want to miss free concerts by Ron Artis on Feb. 16 and Taimane Gardner on Feb 28 – part of Windward Mall’s Concert in the Mall series, which runs throughout the year.

Windward Mall’s February activities include:

Monday – Sunday, February 2 – 15, Mall Hours: Aeropostale’s 7th Annual Teens for Jeans Event, Aeropostale

Group 70 hires Alana Wichman, Brande Yago, and Joelle Lujan

Group 70 hires Alana Wichman, Brande Yago, and Joelle Lujan
HONOLULU – www.group70int.com – Hawaii’s largest kama‘aina design firm Group 70 International, Inc. (G70) today announced the following new employees in its architecture and interior design divisions: Alana Wichman, Brande Yago, and Joelle Lujan. Alana Wichman is a construction administration assistant with Group 70 International, Inc. where she is responsible for assisting in the administration of several large projects currently under construction. Prior to joining G70, she was an architectural designer/project manager at Coulter Construction in Kailua and a junior design consultant at Osumi Nakai Maekawa Architects in Honolulu. The Makiki resident grew up in Winnipeg, Canada and moved to Hawaii in 2003. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design with a focus in Urban Design from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and an Associate of Science degree in Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies from Honolulu Community College.

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HUGS Announces 2015 Board of Directors

HONOLULUwww.hugslove.org- HUGS, a local non-profit helping families with seriously ill children statewide, today announced its 2015 HUGS Board of Directors officers, which includes Patrick Klein, President; Jason Higa, Past President; Christine Daleiden, President-Elect; Chason Ishii, Vice President; Wenli Lin, Vice President; Charles Loomis, Vice President; JoAnn Lumsden, Vice President; Bill Tobin, Vice President; Catha Combs, Secretary; and Franklin Tokioka II, Treasurer.