FARMERS INSURANCE HAWAII
Michele K. Saito has been named president of Farmers Insurance Hawaii. She will head the FIH family of companies and its 300 employees statewide.
Also promoted is Ann Nakagawa, to executive vice president, chief administrative and financial officer, treasurer, and assistant secretary of the firm.
STARN O'TOOLE MARCUS & FISHER
Julie Mandanas and Norman Cheng have been elected directors of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher law firm.
BELT COLLINS HAWAII
Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd. has promoted Richard Abe from principal engineer to chief engineer.
Alan Fujimori, has been promoted from principal planner/landscape architect to vice president.
Trina Onuma, was promoted from senior project manager to vice president.
PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA
The Hawai'i Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has elected its 2010 board of directors. They are: president, Nathan Kam, vice president, McNeil Wilson Communications; president-elect Moani Wright-Van Alst, acting public information officer, Honolulu Board of Water Supply; secretary, Thi Lam, marketing coordinator, Watts Construction; and treasurer, Kristen Bonilla, public information officer, University of Hawai'i
MW Group Ltd. has promoted Daniel Cody to vice president of acquisitions and development of the Honolulu-based real estate development company.
N&K CPAs Inc. has promoted Jie Li and Jenny Yeung to positions of audit managers and Heeyeon Kim and Lai Ieng Yee from tax seniors to tax supervisors.
Also promoted were Cheri Lyn Yoshioka, Cheryl Ng and Jessica Fernandez to the positions of tax seniors and Shane Sakae to the position of audit senior.
STATE FARM INSURANCE
State Farm Insurance recently announced its new agents, Frelynn Kahalehili and Shelli Toguchi. Kahalehili's office is in the Ewa Beach Professional Center. Toguchi's office is in Stadium Mall.
The Charter School Administrative Office has announced that Megan McCorriston has joined the team as its federal programs liaison. She will administer Title II federal programs for charter schools in Hawai'i and serve as a liaison with the state Department of Education.
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