Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii

June 16, 2010
By Alana Folen

Caryn Lau has been named director of sales and marketing for Graham Builders. Lau consults with clients during the initial planning stages of home project development and manages customer-service relations. She also is responsible for leading all strategic marketing and communications initiatives.

Toni Muranaka has been appointed executive director for Kahoomiki . Muranaka’s responsibilities include helping to bring the organization to operate in a self-sustaining capacity. She previously served as service director for the nonprofit organization Jump Rope for Heart and is a former Miss Hawaii USA.

Geri Marino has been hired as director of event management for JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina. Marino brings with her more than 20 years of hospitality experience. She previously worked at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa for nearly nine years, where she served as both director of event planning and senior event manager.

John Jepsen Jr. has been named senior property manager and vice president-Condominium Division for Hawaiian Properties Ltd. He has more than 10 years of property management experience and will be responsible for managing large properties, such as the Hawaii Kai Marina Community Association and The Tropics at Waikele.

Jerry Pupillo has been appointed general manager for Sea Life Park Hawaii. Pupillo’s extensive knowledge of Hawaii’s visitor industry spans a 20-year career with companies including former Hawaiian Waters Adventure Park, Kualoa Ranch, Cirque Hawaii and JTB Hawaii.

Alan Ichiyama has been hired as a project developer for RevoluSun. Ichiyama will work with residential customers to find the best solar systems and financing options available to meet their needs.

Dr. Anna Loengard has been hired as co-medical director for St. Francis Hospice. Her responsibilities include clinical management of patients with complex and advanced disease; education of nurses on symptom management; and community education on hospice and palliative medicine. Loengard is board certified in palliative medicine, geriatrics and internal medicine.

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