Names & Faces
Four Seasons Resorts Lana’i has appointed Joseph LaBreche as director of marketing and Lori
Holland as director of public relations.
LaBreche will oversee sales, revenue management and marketing personnel and initiatives on behalf of Manele Bay and The Lodge at Koele, both on Lanai.
Holland will head up communications, media relations and social media efforts.
LaBreche most recently served as director of marketing for the Four Seasons Resort Nevis, West Indies, overseeing efforts for the 196-room luxury resort and 40 private residential properties.
Holland most recently served as executive director, public relations for Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and had responsibility for the luxury hotel group’s communications strategies and media relations efforts.
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Hawaii Pacific Solar has hired Maui resident Stanford K. Lanias as account executive for the company.
Lanias will be responsible for the generation of new business in residential and commercial areas.
Lanias was previously a property manager with Peake & Levoy Commercial Real Estate Services and general manager of Cornerstone Building Maintenance.
Hawaii Pacific Solar specializes in the development, design and installation of solar photovoltaic power solutions for commercial businesses, educational facilities, government, military and utility-grade installations.
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Keller Williams Realty on Maui has appointed Cherie Dasmacci to its chief executive officer/team leader position.
She has more than 10 years experience in real estate ownership, brokering, recruiting, marketing and personnel development.
As a certified coach, trainer and speaker, she has coached more than 500 individuals to reach their goals in their professional and personal lives. She is also a member of Toastmasters and has received many club awards.
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Associa Hawaii recently named Linda Ames as vice president of Maui operations.
Ames will work closely with Doug Lefler, senior vice president of Maui operations, to further Associa Hawaii’s goals in delivering “unsurpassed community management and lifestyle services to its Maui clients,” an announcement said.
Ames joined Associa Hawaii in 2009. She began as a service center associate and worked her way up to lead account executive.
Associa is a community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise, an announcement said.
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Hawaii Cataract and Laser Institute Maui has announced that Dr. Catherine Pham has joined its Kahului office.
She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon and specializes in the advanced techniques of suture-less cataract surgery using only topical anesthesia with minimal sedation, an announcement said.
Pham was most recently in private practice for 11 years at Allure Eye & Aesthetic Center in both Monterey and San Jose, Calif.
Names & Faces
* Several Maui employees were honored recently through the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s 2014 Na Poe Paahana Awards held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort.
Taking first place in the security officer of the year category was Kirk Togashi of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.
Other Maui winners were: Edward “Eddie” Mahoney of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa, who took third place in the outstanding lodging employee of the year category; and George “Tosh” Fujita of The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, who took second place in the bell/valet person of the year category.
* Lani Starkey has been promoted to associate vice president, principal gifts, estate and gift planning for the University of Hawai’i Foundation.
Starkey will have offices and a regular presence on Maui and Oahu.
He will be a lead strategist for the foundation and help guide fundraisers on the principal gift program. Prior to the promotion, Starkey served as director of estate and gift planning for seven years. He is also a tax attorney and a certified public accountant.
* Channing Bridges has been named director of business development at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa.
He has nearly 30 years of hospitality experience, including 19 years in sales and marketing for various branded and independent properties in the islands and on the Mainland.
He most recently worked on Oahu, where he served as vice president for Royal Aloha Vacation Club.
At his new post, he will be responsible for growing membership in the Honua Kai Resort & Spa homeowner and rental program.
* Scott Ashworth has been named director of golf and grounds for the Four Seasons Resorts Lanai, which includes the Manele Bay and Koele golf courses, according to an announcement.
Ashworth, a Professional Golf Association professional, was recently at the Kauai Lagoons, where he also served as a PGA director of golf and grounds.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the golf industry and has received many accolades while a member and president of the PGA Aloha Section, including Golf Professional of the Year for Hawaii.