Business Leaders On The Move In Hawaii

April 28, 2005
By Linda Dela Cruz

Alison Kirkhas been named an associate for Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing. She specializes in commercial and civil law. Her past employment includes serving as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court of Illinois.

Suzanne Murphy  has received the excellence in dietary guidance award from the American Public Health Association at an event in Washington, D.C. She is the director of nutrition support shared resource at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.

Wayne T. Hikida  has been named vice president, agency relations and development, for Island Insurance Company.  He previously worked as executive vice president for Fairmont Specialty Group.

Kalama Kim  has joined the Kahala office of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as vice president and assistant area office leader. Kim will be responsible for development and strategic plans.

Jim Bowen  has been named vice president of operations for the Pacific Region for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. He joined Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group in 1999 as regional staff vice president of operations.

Brett Phillips  has been named construction manager for The Shidler Group. He will be responsible for managing all capital and tenant con- struction projects.

Ryan Day  has been named the executive chef of product development for Palama Meat Company. He will be responsible for creating fresh and exciting new products.

Eric Chan  has been named marketing manager for Palama Holdings, the parent company of Palama Meat Company and H&W foods.

Toby Tamaye has been named president of AT Marketing. He has an extensive background in marketing and public relations.

Bruce T. Matsuura  has joined First Insurance Company of Hawaii as executive underwriter for major accounts. Group. He has more than 20 years of experience.

Robert Schuesslerhas  joined First Insurance Company of Hawaii as controller. He previously worked as the director of operations in Risk Management for CNA Insurance in Illinois.

Craig P. Wagnild  has been named a partner for Bays Deaver Lung Rose Baba. He specializes in real estate transactions and commercial leasing law.

Julia Kim Kanehas  been named a partner at Bays Deaver Lung Rose Baba. She concentrates primarily on real estate, corporate and business law.

Phillip Ogata  has been promoted to assistant vice president of American Pacific Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of AIG Hawaii Insurance Company.

Frances Obata  has been named assistant vice president of American Pacific Insurance Company. She is a 25-year veteran of claims and workplace injury management.

Doris Ohara has been promoted to vice president of human resources and administration for AIG Hawaii Insurance. Company.

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