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Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa Promotes Gordon Bruce to Chairman, Kelly Ueoka to President Amid Fast-Paced Growth

Pacxa, Hawaii’s largest full-scale information technology (IT) solutions provider, today announced the promotions of two senior executives.  Gordon Bruce has been named Pacxa’s new chairman, and will remain chief executive officer. Kelly J. Ueoka, formerly executive vice president, will assume the role of president from Bruce, overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and the expansion of Pacxa’s products and services. Bruce and Ueoka were instrumental in guiding the company’s revenue growth of over 200 percent since late 2012. Pacxa has grown from 70 employees to more than 90 since its inception. 

“I am excited to continue my work with Kelly and the Pacxa team to provide creative, cost-effective solutions to small businesses as well as large enterprises,” Bruce said. “By supplying the best technology support services in the state, we can also continue to offer the highest level technology jobs and keep talented students here in Hawaii.”

Ala Moana Hotel to Help Feed Hawaii’s Hungry

Ala Moana Hotel to Help Feed Hawaii’s Hungry

Ala Moana Hotel is serving up a free breakfast buffet in an effort to help feed Hawaii’s hungry. Registered hotel guests who contribute six cans or five pounds of food from March 1 through April 12, 2015 will receive a coupon to enjoy a local-style breakfast at the hotel’s, Plantation Café.

 

“Ala Moana Hotel has been a dedicated supporter of the Hawaii Foodbank for nearly 30 years, and our employees are inspired to do their part to fight hunger in the islands,” said Marty Milan, director of sales and marketing for Ala Moana Hotel. “This promotion brings guest awareness to the cause and brings out their compassion and generosity. The free breakfast is our mahalo to them for helping.  Last year we collected over 400 pounds of food from guests. Ala Moana Hotel has the best guests!!!”

 

Servco Hires Liz Cawrey as Assistant Director of Internal Audit

Servco Hires Liz Cawrey as Assistant Director of Internal Audit

HONOLULU – servco.com – Servco Pacific Inc. (Servco) today announced that it has hired Liz Cawrey as Assistant Director of Internal Audit.

In this position, Liz will assist with Servco’s internal audit risk assessment and planning process.

Previously a Manager with Deloitte in both Brisbane, Australia and Honolulu, Liz has served a variety of clients in a multitude of industries. She was also Internal Auditor for American Savings Bank.

 

Liz earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting Information Systems from Michigan State University and is certified as a public accountant, internal auditor and information systems auditor.

 

An avid paddler, Liz enjoys traveling internationally and visiting mainland relatives. She is a resident of Kailua.

 

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Communications Pacific Promotes Three

Communications Pacific Promotes Three

Memminger, Lato and Young Recognized for Outstanding Contributions

 

HONOLULU – In recognition of outstanding work on behalf of their clients, Communications Pacific (CommPac), Hawaii’s leading integrated communications company, has made three key promotions.

Charley Memminger from senior writer to director of editorial services, a new position. 

David Lato from account supervisor to director.

Shere’e Young from account executive to senior account executive.

“We’re proud to announce these well-deserved promotions for Charley, David and Shere’e,” said Kitty Lagareta, CommPac chief executive officer. “These extremely talented individuals have a wealth of experience and outstanding results for our clients.”

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.

 

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Blue Marlin Waikiki

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Blue Marlin Waikiki

Blue Marlin Waikiki is offering a wine pairing dinner for Valentine's Day weekend. The dinner includes appetizer, main dish and dessert for $55/person. To book your reservation call (808) 922-5552.

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.