News of MBA Alumni

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Barbara Jeanne Whitman

BBA, Management Science, 1974
MBA, 1979
Barbara Jeanne  WhitmanB.J. Whitman received the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) President’s Leadership Award. She was honored at the 29th Annual Koa Anvil Awards Made in Hawaii, which honors local products and services. B.J. works as the principal of BJW Public Relations, which focuses on event planning, promotions, marketing, mentoring and community relations. Before opening her own business, B.J. held several director positions in public relations for Sheraton Hotels in Waikiki. She also created an internship program with Sheraton Hotels that helped over 450 interns in the last ten years and of which some Chaminade students were beneficiaries.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

B.J. Whitman

BBA, 1974
MBA, 1979
Longtime Hawaii public relations professional B.J. Whitman has been named to the national Public Relations Society of America as a director-at-large. She is the first woman to serve on the national PRSA board. Whitman said, "PRSA has been a passion of mine from the moment I joined. It is a career-builder, profession and the professional at the national level." Whitman currently runs her own shop, BJW Public Relations.
Last Updated: Friday, June 4th, 2010 @ 12:30 PM


Frank Miller

BA, Religious Studies, 1977
MBA, 1993
Returned to South Carolina from the New City area and is now the Director of Recruitment & Associate Director o Human Resources position at AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Los Angeles, the world's largest provider of specialized HIV medical care.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


James "Jim" Hoban

MBA, 1978
Jim is CFO of Prime Care Services Inc., a home health care agency.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

James Hriso

MBA, 1978
It was announced recently that James Hriso will serve as Mycosol Inc.'s Vice President of Business Development with a focus on strategic market analysis and planning for the Company. He has over 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience - primarily, with the Burroughs Welcome (BW) Company - where he was involved in the development, introduction, marketing, and promotion of anti-bacterial, respiratory, CNS, cardiac, pain, and anti-viral drugs as well as numerous OTC products. Mr. Hriso held several management positions at BW, including: responsibility for marketing and sales throughout the Pacific Basin, Brand Manager for urologic anti-bacterial medicines and a new OTC anti-inflammatory medicine for the U.S. market, West Coast Sales Manager for a broad portfolio of hospital products, and Account Manager for all HMO, PBO, Nursing Home, and State Medicaid business in the newly formed Managed Care Division. Mr. Hriso has a BA from Allegheny College, an ABA from Gaston College, and an MBA from Chaminade University.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


George M. Calizar

BBA, Management Science, 1979
MBA, 1981
“18 years with Bank of America as V.P. and Sr. Client Manager. Married with two sons, 19 & 14.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Johnson Choi

MBA, 1979
President of the Hong Kong China-Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Johnson Choi was recently honored as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2008 Minority Small Business Champion. During the last 20 years, Choi has assisted small business owners with business adivce, organized numerous business seminars and workshops, linked export and import resources and developed websites and materials to disseminate information to all types of small businesses. He is also an active member on the Hawaii Pacific Export Council.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 @ 3:27 PM

Bernard A.K.S. Ho

MBA, 1979
Ho became the interim president and CEO of Damien Memorial School in July 2007. He is a former executive vice president of Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA).
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 12:21 PM


June Ellen Belvis

MBA, 1980
While on a recent visit to Hawaii, Belvis stopped by the Chaminade campus and checked out the new Sullivan Family Library. Belvis now lives in the Philippines and is the owner of a supermart.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 12:23 PM


Brigadier General Joseph F. H. Peterson

MBA, 1981
Brigadier General Joseph F. H. PetersonSecretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced Tuesday, June, 19, that Brigadier General Joseph F. H. Peterson, has been nominated by the President for promotion to the grade of major general. Fall 2010 The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired recently after 38 years of active duty to the Army and the nation. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, had served as the deputy commander at FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006. During his career, Peterson served in a variety of command and staff positions, including Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commanding General, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; and Commanding General, Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Baghdad, Iraq. Peterson was named as one of the six national honorees of the fifth annual Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Leaders & Legends Award. The distinction, and award, is an “unbelievable privilege and honor,” Peterson said. “I’m very proud to represent all of my cultures -- Hawaiian, Chinese and Japanese,” he said. “I just hope I can serve as an example for others and show others that Asians can be successful regardless of their chosen profession and do well in this society.”
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 @ 10:56 AM

Joseph F. Peterson

MBA, 1981
Lieutenant General Joseph F. Peterson, the first soldier of Hawaiian ancestry promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Army, returned recently to the slopes of Kalaepohaku. He shared with Saint Louis High School students his life lessons and opportunities he has realized because of the opportunities afforded to him through his education journey that began here in Hawaii.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 10:46 AM


William Adams

MBA, 1983
Adams sells shipping expense management software to Fortune 2000 companies nationally for Point and Ship Software in Santa Rosa, Calif. The company services provide effective management of clients express delivery services such as FedEx, UPS and DHL. E-mail:
Last Updated: Friday, June 4th, 2010 @ 12:03 PM

David Corbelli

MBA, 1983
Corbelli, chief financial officer of A&I Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of the company. A&I Benefit Plan Administrators, Inc., provides employee benefit administration services for single employers and Taft-Hartley trusts throughout the Western United States and specializes in employee benefit administration for single employers and Taft-Hartley trusts throughout the Western United States. Founded in 1954, A&I is a privately held, women-owned corporation based in Portland, OR.
Last Updated: Friday, June 4th, 2010 @ 11:08 AM


Mark J. Ahn

BA, History, 1984
MBA, 1985
Mark J. AhnHudson Health Sciences, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company headquartered in South San Francisco, California announced today the appointment of Mark J. Ahn, Ph.D. as Company president and chief executive officer. We are extremely excited that Dr. Ahn has decided to join Hudson as its president and CEO,” said board member Dr. Michael Weiser. “His experience and leadership will be a critical factor in Hudson's success and we are all confident that he will guide and grow the Company towards important achievements and milestones.” Prior to joining Hudson Health Sciences, Dr. Ahn was Vice President, Hematology at Genentech, Inc., where he was responsible for Rituxan®. While Dr. Ahn was with Genentech, Rituxan surpassed $1.0 billion in revenues and became the leading anti-cancer therapy in the US. Prior to Genentech, Dr. Ahn held a series of positions of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Amgen, Inc. and FMC Corporation in strategy, general management, sales and marketing, business development, and finance. Dr. Ahn received a BA in History and an MBA in Finance from Chaminade University. He was a graduate fellow in Economics at Essex University and has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of South Australia. Dr. Ahn is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, co-founder of the Center for Non-Profit Leadership, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the MEDUNSA (Medical University of South Africa) Trust. He also served as an officer in the US Army.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

James T. O'Connell

MBA, 1984
O Connell lives in Naples, Italy and works for the US Navy as director of government housing. He cares for 1000 American military families living on and around the American base.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 @ 9:51 AM


Mark Ahn

MBA, 1985
Ahn has been appointed professor and chair of science and technology at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. His new role will focus on accelerating entrepreneurship and commercialization of science and technology based innovations. Ahn is also a member of the Chaminade Board of Governors.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 12:28 PM

Vice Admiral Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Fowler

MBA, 1985
Vice Admiral Jeffrey L. “Jeff ” Fowler resides in Maryland. He recently became the 60th Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. He has served at sea in USS Bremerton (SSN 698), USS Alaska (SSBN 732) (BLUE), and as Executive Officer for the Pre-commissioning Unit Montpelier (SSN 765) and USS Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 709). He commanded USS Charlotte (SSN 766) and Submarine Squadron 3, and has been responsible for eight fast-attack, nuclear-powered submarines. Having been deployed to the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans, and the Persian Gulf, he has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (4 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (5 awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 11:52 AM

Leonard Licina

MBA, 1985
The Ka¯hi Mo¯hala Behavioral Health Board of Trustees, on behalf of Sutter Health, has appointed Leonard Licina Chief Executive Officer of Ka¯hi Mo¯hala Behavioral Health, Hawaii’s only free-standing medical center specializing exclusively in behavioral health. Licina, who riginally joined Ka¯hi Mo¯hala in 1995 as its hief financial officer, has been serving as its interim CEO since October, 2007.Ka¯hi Mo¯hala is located in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 @ 1:11 PM

Bernadette Shimono

BBA, 1985
MBA, 1992
Bernadette Shimono has been promoted from controller to vice president of finance for Hawaii Public Radio. She worked as accountant/accounts receivable supervisor at Chaminade from May 1985 through June 1987, then served as bursar at the university until June 1991. She joined HPR as controller in July 1992 and has been there for the last 16 years. She is the first to hold her new position at HPR.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 12:00 PM


Sunny Lam

MBA, 1986
Sunny  LamSunny is ready to welcome anyone from Chaminade to the two great restaurants in Vancouver where he works as ontroller. Look Sunny up at the Fish House in Stanley Park or at the Cannery by the wharf.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Nancy Miles

BBA, 1986
MBA, 1988
"So many years have passed since graduation! I have had a few careers since 1988, including my own consulting business for six years. My 16 year old son, Blake, and I live in San Jose, California. I work full time with the Department of Defense, which requires a lot of travel but none yet to Hawaii, and keep my high school teaching credential current by teaching adult education in the evening, too."
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:12 AM

Roy Tjioe

BBA, Management Science, 1986
MBA, 1987
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


Emily T. Weaver

BA, Business Administration, 1987
MBA, 1988
UHA (University Health Alliance) in Hawaii named Emily Weaver senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She joined the company in December 1996 as its human resources coordinator.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 11:12 AM


Lesley Brey

MBA, MBA, 1988
“Ask an Expert” is a recurring feature on Bucks where you have the opportunity to question big-brained individuals about a particular area of personal finance or consumer affairs in the New York Times. “Ask an Expert” recently turned to Lesley Brey, a certified financial planner, to take reader questions about social security. Brey has presented nationally and internationally on Social Security and retirement planning, among other topics. She serves on the Board of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and, locally in Hawaii on the Boards of Cardinal Mailing Services and the Pacific Club. She writes “I continue to be happily married to Dr. Randall Y.M. Kam - our daughter that was born two days before final exams during my MBA classes at Chaminade is now in graduate school at Stanford University in Astronautical Engineering, and our son is serving as an Engineer Technician in the US Marine Corps. Chaminade’s MBA program set me on the path from the world-wide oil industry to my own successful business.”
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 @ 11:04 AM

Alana Mariota

BA, Communications, 1988
MBA, 1992
“Toa” and Alana Mariota’s son Marcus Mariota received the Blessed Chaminade Award at Saint Louis High School in Honolulu earlier this year. The Fr. Chaminade Award, now known as the Blessed Chaminade Award, is presented annually to a senior and a faculty or staff member who demonstrate the characteristics of a Saint Louis Man that reflects the qualities of spirituality, service, academic excellence and family spirit. Being honored means to be recognized amongst others as one who truly lives the characteristics of a Marianist Education. Marcus Mariota now attends the University of Oregon, where he is a part of the football program.
Last Updated: Friday, October 12th, 2012 @ 8:13 AM


Jerry S. Justianto

MBA, 1989
Justianto is CEO for the holding company for FM Broadcasting and Multimedia currently residing with his family in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:15 AM

Kris Smith

MBA, 1989
Residing in Marion, Massachusetts, Kris Smtih serves as a patrol field training officer responsible for training new recruits. He has also been certified as a standardized field sobriety testing instructor, a stop stick instructor, a domestic violence training instructor and a citizen liason, and a certified executive protection specialist. In 2005, he graduated from Curry College after earning a MA degree in Criminal Justice. In 2008, he enrolled in the J.D. program at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and plans to practice maritime civil law.
Last Updated: Monday, June 7th, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

Allan J. Taylor

MBA, 1989
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


Jay Lietzow

MBA, 1990
Jay retired on Dec. 1, 2005, after more than 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He relocated from northern Virginia to central Minnesota to hunt and fish.
Last Updated: Monday, March 20th, 2006 @ 8:53 AM

Linda Machado

MBA, 1990
“My husband, Howard (a 1964 graduate of St. Louis High School), passed away in 1995. Two and a half years ago I finally met a wonderful man. We were married on August 25, 2007, and went to St. Lucia for our honeymoon. We are in the process of selling two homes and building a new home that is scheduled for completion in January 2008.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:16 AM

Trina Onuma

MBA, 1990
Trina H. Onuma, PE, LEED AP, was promoted from senior project manager to vice president at Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd., a Hawaii-based planning, design and consulting firm. She has been with Belt Collins for 23 years and manages a wide selection of Hawaii projects including site work for large resort areas; roadways and transportation systems; golf course infrastructure; and water supply, storage and distribution systems. Onuma is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Hawaii and a LEED Accredited Professional. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Onuma is a resident of Mililani.
Last Updated: Friday, August 27th, 2010 @ 9:03 AM


Judy Ball

MBA, 1991
“I ran into a fellow Chaminade grad, John Wyatt (basketball player, class of 88), at my Halloween party in Montgomery, Alabama. We didn’t know we both had degrees from Chaminade! My husband is in the Air Force stationed at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery. Small world!”
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:16 AM

Jess Cayaban

MBA, 1991
Cayaban has been working with the Sheraton Waikiki for 35 years in Hawaii.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 @ 10:02 AM

Jerrilyn Malana

MBA, 1991
Malana is the first attorney from a national law firm to head the San Diego County Bar Association (SDCBA). The president-elect currently serves as secretary on the executive committee of the association and has served for two years as a board director. She recently received the Trailblazer Award 2007 from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association for the Souther Region of California. The award acknowledges her outstanding acheivements, commitment and leadership in paving the way for the advancement of other attorneys.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:19 AM

Jon McKenna

BS, 1991
MSCJA, 1993
MBA, 1998
Jon McKenna works for Haseko in Hawaii. He is the Development Project Manager and responsible for residential and resort development at Hoakalei Resort in West Oahu. Haseko has been developing the most prized hotel, commerical and residential projects since 1973 in Hawaii, including the award-winning master planned community of Ocean Pointe and the Hoakalei Resort in Ewa Beach.
Last Updated: Monday, June 7th, 2010 @ 9:09 AM

Martha Smith

MBA, 1991
Martha Smith is the current Chief Operating Officer for Kapiolani Medical Center, which is Hawaii's only non-profit full service specialty hospital serving women and children. She started of at Kapiolani Medical Center as a respiratory therapist and clinician and now currently oversees 1,300 employees and a $257 million budget as the COO. Smith also serves on the boards of Ambulatory Surgery Center Pacific Ventures, AlohaCare, Hawaii chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Kapiolani Medical Specialties. In addition, Smith serves as chairwoman for the 2012 American Heart Association Walk.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 @ 12:51 PM

Charles Stiles

MBA, 1991
Certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH), Captain Charles Stiles has been awarded the Navy/ Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal, and Achievement Medal with gold star, and the Nvy Reserve Service Medal, in addition to other service and unit awards. Married to the former Linda Diane Clouse of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Stiles currently lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with his wife and their two children Meagan McKinsey and Taylor Christiansen Stiles.
Last Updated: Monday, June 7th, 2010 @ 9:05 AM


Norman Campbell

MBA, 1992
“I am currently working at Energy Systems Group as the Director of Marketing and Product Development and located in Evansville, Indiana. We are a energy performance contracting company that serves the Central and Eastern United States and is part of Vectren Corporation. I am married to a wonderful lady (Beth) for over 11 years now and we are blessed with three super kids- Colleen (age 5), Patrick (age 3) and Ryan (age 3).”
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Charles Xing Cheng

MBA, 1992
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Wilson Chu

MBA, 1992
Infor has announced the appointment of Wilson Chu as Vice President of Channel Sales for Asia Pacific (APAC). According to the company, the new position was created to manage the growing indirect sales presence in APAC, a significant contributor to revenue and new customers for the company. The appointment also underscores the growth of its worldwide channel partner program. Based in Hong Kong, Wilson assumes revenue and field management responsibility for channel programs in APAC. He is in charge of expanding the company channel partner footprint across the region to maximize indirect revenue opportunities.
Last Updated: Friday, May 28th, 2010 @ 9:10 AM

Barry & Susan Forsgren (Ventura)

BBA, Accounting, 1992
BBA, Accounting, 1992
MBA, 1997
“I’m married to Barry Forsgren. We now have three children, Micah (7), Mahina (5), and Luke (17months). Work and the kids keep us quite busy in American Samoa but we are happy!”
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 @ 3:10 PM

Vernon Wong

MBA, 1992
Wong is now is vice president and manager of wealth management at First Hawaiian Bank.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 @ 3:22 PM


Tim Hayes

MBA, 1993
“Hi everyone, just to let you know I am getting married. I am still living in England which is good apart from the weather.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Jon McKenna

MSCJA, 1993
MBA, 1998
Jon McKenna has been named the CEO of Certified Hawaii. Certified Hawaii is a local company that focuses on providing professional management services to homeowners in Hawaii. Certified Hawaii is affiliated with Associa, which is the largest community association management firm in North America. As the new CEO of Certified Hawaii, Jon will be leading operations and customer service. Associa Senior Vice President Mike Packard said that "Jon has been in the real estate industry for more than 13 years. He will undoubtedly use the tremendous knowledge and experience within his role as CEO of Certified Hawaii." McKenna also serves as president for the Special Education Center of Hawaii and was an adjunct professor at Chaminade University for 10 years.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 @ 1:09 PM

James N. Wilkerson, Jr.

MBA, 1993
James retired from the Navy in November 2004, and started VISIONE Enterprises, a construction management and real estate investing corporation. He has completed course work, passed exams and is eventually looking to work as a certified financial planner after his second retirement within the next five years. He is a licensed minister at his church, where he is currently serving as the budget director and is responsible for managing the building of a new 1,500-seat worship center. He has two kids, James III (13) and Lauren (11), who are both in advanced classes in middle school, and are talented musicians and martial artists.
Last Updated: Monday, March 20th, 2006 @ 8:43 AM


Alvin P. Garcia

MBA, 1994
BBA, Management, 1992
“Extending my warmest aloha to old friends. I have been married for four years and blessed with two daughters. I am the assistant vice president at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in Manila.”
Last Updated: Monday, March 20th, 2006 @ 8:44 AM

Paul Kobar

MBA, 1994
“We left Hawaii in September 2004 to return to my wife’s home in Christchurch, New Zealand. Enjoying life down under.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 @ 3:25 PM

Richard S. Mitchem

MBA, 1994
Retired from the Unites States Air Force and is currently working for Analytic Services, Inc.(ANSER) as a Security Analyst for Pacific Air Forces Security Forces Directorate, Hickam AFB, Hawaii.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Frederico Morales, Jr.

MBA, 1994
Morales resides in Daly City, Calif.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 @ 10:03 AM


Eric Fujimoto

MBA, 1995
Hawaii Business magazine listed Fujimoto among Hawaii’s top financial advisors.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 @ 3:27 PM

Hans M. Tinkler

MBA, 1995
Hans M. TinklerHans has joined the firm of Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP as an associate in the Estate Planning Practice Group. He worked from Raytheon Systems Company in Lewisville, Texas between 1995 and 1999. Prior to that, he served in United States Air Force as a Signals Intelligence Officer. Most recently, Hans worked as a Summer Associate for Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP. Hans resides in Oakley, OH with his wife, Michelle and his children, Jack and Claire.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Mark Yeoh

BBA, Accounting, 1995
MBA, 1995
"Living and working in south Los Angeles County in special ed finance. Still surfing almost every good swell as well as snowbaoarding in the winter. Go back to visit Hawai'i every year at least and would love to meet up with any old friends/alumni anywhere on the planet!(I travel a lot)."
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


Carolyn T. Davis

MBA, 1996
Carolyn T. DavisHas joined the Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., as assistant vice president, Client Consulting Group. In her position, Carolyn will be responsible for revenue and profitability generated from client services as well as initiating and closing new sales. She will serve as the liaison between the Atlas service team and clients. Carolyn is also responsible for overseeing an exclusive Atlas professional liability insurance product for nursing homes. Prior to joining Atlas, Carolyn was an assistant vice president, client advisor at Marsh USA where she concentrated on healthcare and public entity business. She was also a client administrator with Johnson & Higgins of Hawaii / J&H Marsh McLennan. Carolyn is a member of the Hawaii Long-Term Care Association, and holds the designation of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU).
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Carol Davis

MBA, 1996
Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc., is the largest locally-owned and managed insurance agency in Hawaii, has announced the appointment of Carol Davis as its vice president for its client consulting group. She has more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry and will continue to be responsible for new sales and servicing of commercial clients with a concentration on healthcare, non-profit organizations and schools. She holds a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 12:07 PM

Rob Foley

MBA, 1996
Rob is living in Santa Cruz, California, missing Hawaii and longing to go back. He says "Hello to my old classmates, hope all is well."
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Paul Tung

MBA, 1996
“After serving 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and four years with the Department of Defense, I decided that it was time to move closer to my family again. Through intense negotiation, I was able to convince my better half, Tina to sell our home, leave our daughter who is attending a nearby university, pack up our bags and move to Richardson, Texas, from Maryland. Today, a year later, we are still married and living in Richardson, Texas. I am working as a loan officer/processor, executive assistant, and business developer at Global Star Mortgage located in Garland, and Tina is busy with her oil painting as well as socializing with her new found friends. If my schedule permits, I would like to form a DALLAS ALUMNI GROUP. I would love to hear from Chaminade friends.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Bunjeard Wanitputtaluxsa

MBA, 1996
BA, Business Management, 1995
“I have just been promoted to look over the sale of the Asia region. Currently holding position of Director of Asia at Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd. It's Thai state enterprise project which is subsidiary company of Tourism Authority of Thailand.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


Kelly Monaco

MBA, 1997
Monaco is the associate director of admissions at Iolani School in Honolulu. She is married to fellow MED alum Joe Monaco, who also works at Iolani School as a math teacher. They have three children, Hailey, Grace, and Makena.
Last Updated: Friday, June 4th, 2010 @ 10:04 AM

David Morimoto

MBA, 1997
Central Pacific Bank has recognized its Senior Vice President and Treasurer, David Morimoto, for his outstanding contributions to the bank during its recent $325 million capital raise. Morimoto was recognized for playing a key role in the bank’s successful completion of its capital raise, and for helping to guide the company through challenging times over the last several years. “David’s actions are one of the main reasons for our successful completion of critical tasks that were required of our recapitalization efforts for the bank,” said John Dean, Executive Chairman for Central Pacific Bank. Central Pacific Bank is a Hawaii-based bank holding company with $3.9 billion in assets.
Last Updated: Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 8:57 AM


Jason M. Betham

MBA, 1998
Jason is married to Amy-Leiah Betham, has three children, Kealoha Arieta Mahealani Betham, Katherine Taimua Kaiulani Betham, and Jason Marist Betham Jr. and resides in American Samoa.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Stephen Cox

MBA, 1998
"Retired from US Navy, living in upstate NY, working as executive for Target Corp."
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Christopher P, Hughes

MBA, 1998
Paradigm Spine, LLC, a developer of innovative non-fusion spinal implant solutions has announced that Christopher P. Hughes has joined the company as its president. He will be responsible for all US operations, including business development and the completion of the coflex(C) clinical trial currently under way. Paradigm Spine is a company focused on providing indication specific non-fusion solutions for orthopedic sping surgeons and neurosurgeons who treat spinal conditions and diseases. Paradigm Spine, LLC is located in New York.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 @ 2:41 PM

Sue Korus

MBA, 1998
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

John Uyemura

MBA, 1998
In an e-mail from John: "I am working as a Program Manager for New United Motor Manufacturing Inc (NUMMI), a Toyota-General Motors joint venture in Fremont California. The company builds the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Corolla, and Pontiac Vibe. I thank you for your guidance while at Chaminade.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


Jon Heileman

MBA, 1999
Currently a pastor with New Hope Christian Fellowship in Kailua, Hawaii, and can be reached at Please visit the Honolulu Advertiser's website for a remarkable story about the birth of Jon's son, Noah, at:
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Kimberly Keyes

BA, Psychology, 1999
MBA, 2002
Kimberly Keys was one of the few Hawaii residents privileged enough to get up and close to President Barack Obama during his recent vacation in Hawaii. She wanted to be sure to promote Chaminade when they met. Keys said, “I made sure that I wore my Chaminade shirt and invited him to come visit our campus. He responded with, “I love Chaminade!”
Last Updated: Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 9:29 AM

Rudi A. Muller

MSJBS, 1999
MBA, 2000
Honolulu, San Francisco, Sapporo, Shanghai, Bahrain... Since graduating from beautiful Chaminade in Honolulu, we have continued our gypsy life with exciting appointments in the above mentioned cities. In summer 2006 we set up camp in the sun-drenched Middle East in Manama, Bahrain and I am now working on realizing the vision for a new sustainable city center off the north shores of Manama. I am looking forward to hearing from you via or if you are interested to see our live project webcam, visit us virtually at
Last Updated: Friday, February 15th, 2008 @ 1:17 PM


Ellen Albrektsen

MBA, 2000
Ellen is living in Scottsdale, Arizona where she works as a Business Development Manager for IT/Telecom for the U.S. government.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Rudi Miller

MBA, 2000
“After leaving Shanghai China in 2006, we have settled in the Middle East in the up and coming Kingdom of Bahrain.”
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 @ 11:35 AM

Horst Leo Von Wendorff

BA, International Studies, 2000
MBA, 2010
Horst Leo von Wendorff is the founder and CEO of Virtual Knowledge Workers, Inc. VKW is a leader in off-site staffing solutions. Their team can help with scheduling, customer service, telemarketing and a variety of personal assistant tasks. Each Virtual Private Assistant at VKW is highly educated, language proficient and specially trained based on the clients specific job criteria.
Last Updated: Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 9:49 AM


Carter Kamana

MBA, 2001
Has been named director of food service sales at Hawaii Coffee Company. Carter will be responsible for managing account executives selling Lion and Royal Kona coffee brands.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Sharon Ohata

MBA, 2001
Island Insurance Company, Ltd., Hawaii’s largest locally-owned insurance carrier, has appointed Sharon Ohata as assistant vice president of its workers compensation claims unit. Before joining Island Insurance, Sharon worked for Atlas Insurance Agency as vice president of Claims Consulting Services. She was in charge of designing and implementing claims management and educational programs for her clients. Sharon has almost 30 years of insurance experience in the claims area. She is a certified insurance counselor and risk manager and also has an independent adjuster’s license.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 @ 12:21 PM

Jason T. Sablan

MBA, 2001
Married in June 2004 to Shirley Tudela (chaminade alum)
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Shirley Ann (Tudela) Sablan

MBA, 2001
After meeting Jason Sablan at Chaminade back in 1999, we sealed our love by receiving the holy sacrament of matrimony in 2004. We currently live in Saipan with a daugher and two sons. Career wise, I am currently the manager for the Athlete’s Foot Saipan franchise and AllStar Sproting Goods outlet.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


Lisa Ching

MBA, 2002
“40 under 40” Recipient 2003 Lisa Ching is the founder and president of Hawaii Techknow Center, a computer training provider. She previously was national sales manager for Royal Hawaiian Hertitage Jewelry and chief operating officer for Diamond Syndicate. She also worked as a consultant for Royal Hawaiian Jewelry and Hawaii Women's Business Center and has both a bachelor's and master's in business administration. Not bad for someone just 23 years old. “Lisa is an amazing young woman,” said Jason Ching, vice president and chief operating officer of Hawaii TechKnow Center. “Her accomplishments well exceed her years.” Born in Hong Kong, Ching moved to Hawaii at the age of 9. She began her professional career while still at Kaiser High School student, working as an assistant to the president of The Diamond Co. The day after receiving her MBA from Chaminade University, she was in meetings to get funding for her company, launching Hawaii Techknow Center in November 2002. Through the company, Ching founded Supplying Equipment 2 Educate Kids, or S.E.E.K., a computer donation program that provides computers to local public schools and nonprofit organizations. She also is actively involved in Big Brother & Big Sister of Hawaii and the Girl Scout Council of Hawaii. ---Pacific Business News, September 5, 2003
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM


Geoffrey Dela Cruz

MBA, 2003
Geoffrey  Dela CruzGeoffrey Dela Cruz was promotedto Audit Senior from Staff Accountant at Nishihama & Kishida CPAs, Inc. A graduate of Damien High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Chaminade University. Prior to joining the accounting firm in 2003, he worked for a major financial institution. Dela Cruz is a resident of Ewa Beach.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:33 AM

Trina Aolani Esene

MBA, 2003
BS, 2002
Trina Aolani  EseneTrina “Aolani” Esene has been promoted to purchasing and outside sales manager from human resources and payroll manager at Bella Pietra, a natural stone company in Hawaii.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 @ 11:13 AM

Jacob Hanel

MBA, 2003
"I am alive and well and living back in Baytown, Texas. Life is a little different after my accident, but it is getting better each day! I am wondering what happened to all my buddies. Some I still hear from, but I would like to know what happened to Tom Symonds. Anyone know?”
Last Updated: Friday, June 4th, 2010 @ 12:04 PM

Sean Rostron

BA, Management, 2003
MBA, 2005
Sean Rostron works for Bank of Hawaii as a banking officer. He has been selected as one of the Pacific Century Fellows here in Hawaii. The appointees are selected on the basis of special achievements, community involvement, communication skills and strength of character and with the hope that those chosen will go on to find creative ways to solve society’s problems.
Last Updated: Friday, May 28th, 2010 @ 8:39 AM


Eric Beem

MBA, 2004
Beem lives in Albany, N.Y., and works for the Office of State Comptroller.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 @ 10:04 AM

Debra (Masumoto) Padello

MBA, 2004
Padello is the director of human services at Altres Staffing in Hawaii.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 @ 3:28 PM


Beatrix Hu

MBA, 2005
Hu, right, recently attended a family reunion in Hawaii and caught up with her cousin, actress Kelly Hu, left.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 @ 10:07 AM

Jerry "Shiki" Leaupepe

MBA, 2005
Jerry is a business instructor. He educates students in keyboarding, entrepreneurship and office systems skills.
Last Updated: Monday, March 20th, 2006 @ 8:55 AM

Leilani D. Randolph

MBA, 2005
After graduating with an undergraduate degree from Chaminade, Leilani Randolph continued on to pursue her M.B.A through Chaminade and simultaneously worked as a Chaminade assistant to new student programs. After her M.B.A, she moved to Washington with her fiance, Jason. In June 2006, the two married in Hawaii. In December 2006, they moved back for good. Jason now works for BAE Systems Hawaii as a planner, and she works for Remington College.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 12:29 PM

Gabriel White

BA, 2005
MBA, 2008
A FIBA internationally licensed basketball referee, Gabriel White had been sent on assignment to Europe to officiate at a big tournament. While there, he caught up with Zach Whiting (B.A. 2007) and Ashley Elliazar Whiting (B.A. 2007). The three of them had lunch at a great place "Marina Ristorante Trattoria."
Last Updated: Monday, June 7th, 2010 @ 9:33 AM


Jelic Boris

BA, Business Administration, 2006
MBA, 2008
Jelic Boris moved to Cambodia in August to complete a one-year management training program with Amanresorts, a luxury chain of boutique resorts based in Singapore. He is learning a lot about the culture and history of the area. He will be in Cambodia till the end of February and then will move to the Philippines to continue his management training. In June, he will return to his home in Montenegro after his company opens its flagship Mediterranean island resort of Sveti Stefan.
Last Updated: Friday, May 28th, 2010 @ 8:51 AM

Gerome T. Gregory

BS, 2006
MBA, 2008
Gerome Gregory recently passed his CPA exam and is doing an internship with Akamai Capital, LLC as a telecom sector portfolio manager. He is also intering as an analyst with Kobo Wealth Conservancy, LLC, which was recently mentioned in the Wall Street Journal regarding 401(k) plans. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty member at Chaminade University teaching accounting.
Last Updated: Monday, June 7th, 2010 @ 9:36 AM

Boris Jelic

BA, Business Administration, 2006
MBA, 2008
Boris Jelic writes, “After almost a year (amazing one) spent in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, I have decided to move on to a new challenge. Working in Burj Al Arab, the world’s only seven star and most luxurious hotel, was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. I have met an array of wonderful people, both colleagues and guests, and this was a big stepping stone in my career. I will be moving back to Cambodia and South East Asia where I had started my hospitality journey after graduating with my MBA. I am joining the Song Saa Private Island Resort, which is located south of the country’s port town of Sihanoukville. It is a brand new Australian company, and I am joining as the Guest Experience (Front Office) manager. It will be by far the largest challenge I have taken so far as I will be one of the department heads reporting directly to the director of Rooms. At the same time it will be great to go back to Asia and Cambodia where I have a lot of friends.”
Last Updated: Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

Ann Lujan-Kishi

MBA, 2006
Kishi is married with one child and lives in Kailua, Hawaii. She works for Chaminade’s business department.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 @ 10:09 AM

Marlene Zeug

MBA, 2006
Zeug was elected to the 2007-2008 Board of Directors for the Hawaii Society of Corporate Planners, a non-profit organization for professionals representing a wide spectrum of Hawaii business.
Last Updated: Friday, June 4th, 2010 @ 10:21 AM


Vanja Kalabic

MBA, 2007
Vanja Kalabic moved to Las Vegas in September and works for the accounting frim Ernst & Young (Assurance and Advisory Business Services). The job has meant lots of travel mainly between Nevada and California, and working with industries in bio-tech, gaming and real estate. He and his wife Kristina love Las Vegas. He said that his most precious Chaminade memory was his community service work (VLTS, Tax return services for low income families). "Assisting those in need was a humbling and fulfilling experience that made me realize how with little effort and goodwill you can change the life of others."
Last Updated: Friday, May 28th, 2010 @ 8:49 AM

David Robb

MBA, 2007
David Robb recently moved to San Francisco, Calif. He says, that he has the feeling that he never wants to move from there. He is working for Belfor Moving Company based out of Novato, Calif., where he does project estimates and sales for the company.
Last Updated: Friday, May 28th, 2010 @ 9:20 AM


Shaunalei Awong

BA, History and Political Science, 2008
MBA, 2010
New York Life Insurance Company, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious companies, has hired Shaunalei Awong as an agent. Previously, Awong was an advisor at Edward Jones Investments and owner-operator of a promotions and production company.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

Carole Kongprachith

MBA, 2008
Kongprachith stays in touch with her former professors, Wayne Tanna and Richard Kido. Recently she wrote to thank them for guiding her and to announce that she is now an accountant with a CPA firm Yokota and Li in Hawaii.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 11:23 AM

Andrea Maglasang

MBA, 2008
Andrea Maglasang was accepted to the part-time evening program at the William S. Richardson School of Law at University of Hawaii at Manoa. As a part-time student, she plans to graduate in the class of 2013. Recently engaged, she plans to marry in June 2010.
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 @ 11:22 AM


Christine Payne

MBA, 2009
For the past two years, Christine Payne has been serving as the director of Programs for the Aloha Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. During the last six months, she has been serving as its interim executive director. Christine said, “My MBA from Chaminade has helped me in both positions by strengthening my knowledge and skills on leadership, project planning, entrepreneurship and budget-finance.”
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 @ 12:31 PM

Lance Takenaka

BA, Communications, 2009
MBA, 2012
Lance Takenaka continues to volunteer with Chaminade's Alumni Relations Office as an Alumni Ambassador and also helps with planning the Alumni Reunion festivities as a committee member. In May, he was appointed to the Diamond Head, Kapahulu, and Saint Louis Heights Neighborhood Board for the City and County of Honolulu as a voting member. He is a true community servant leader.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 @ 1:30 PM


Craig Glennie

MBA, 2011
Since graduating from Chaminade University in May 2011, Craig Glennie has worked as a Consumer Sales Representative at MTS Allstream Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba. MTS Allstream Inc. is the fourth-largest communications provider in Canada providing a broad range of consumer and business solutions including land line service, high-speed internet, wireless, digital TV, IP networking and monitored security. Glennie has also recently been selected to serve on the Board of Directors at Age and Opportunity, a mid size non-profit organization that provides support service to older adults.
Last Updated: Friday, October 5th, 2012 @ 9:55 AM


Abigail Nickell

MBA, 2012
The Hawaii Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has named Abigail Nickell as its new executive director. She will be responsible for the leadership and management of the state organization. “I’m so pleased to lead the charge at MADD-Hawaii in our quest to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking in Hawaii,” said Abigail. “I look forward to working with our dedicated staff and council members to develop innovative strategies that will allow us to operate efficiently while engaging new audiences in support of our efforts.” She will be responsible for all fundraising, program development and oversight, victim services, personnel management, communications, council support, strategic planning and community relations.
Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 @ 12:35 PM

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