* Central Pacific Bank has announced a community-based banking management team to better leverage its 39-branch network to meet customers' needs. The team include Senior Vice Presidents Roland Chang, Alvin Imada, Candice Naito, Heather Piper and Joji Seta and Vice President Susan Utsugi.
Imada is based on Maui, and his staff of 75 employees in seven branches serves the Neighbor Islands.
He is a graduate of St. Anthony High School and the University of Washington's Pacific Coast Banking School.
* Grace Pacific Corp. President and CEO Robert Wilkinson will retire Sept. 30. Replacing him as chief executive will be David Hulihee, chairman of Grace Pacific's board of directors and president of Royal Contracting.
* Irene Ann Aroner, owner of Tropical Villa Vacations, has once again been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top villa rental agents in the world. In the June issue, Aroner is named as one of only 50 agents worldwide that "made the cut," according to the magazine, based on an in-depth assessment of agents' connections, business practices, user-friendliness, honesty, and familiarity with the villas and regions they represent.
Tropical Villa Vacations was founded in 1995 by Aroner, who had been a chief concierge and consulting concierge with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts in Beverly Hills, Seattle, Maui and Tokyo and other cities in Asia.
* Hawaiian Telcom has named John Komeiji senior vice president and general counsel, Craig Inouye senior vice president for sales and Steven Golden vice president for external affairs.
Inouye and Golden are returning to Hawaiian Telcom, where they had worked earlier.
Komeiji had been a senior partner at Watanabe Ing & Komeiji LLP. Inouye had been a director at Sun Innovation Holding Ltd. Golden was vice president for external affairs at The Gas Co.
* Theresa Coelho has been hired by CB Richard Ellis in its Maui office as a client services coordinator in brokerage services. She had been an events coordinator for the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and before that a marketing assistant and events coordinator at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center.
* Officers of the Maui Young Business Roundtable for 2008-2009 are Sandy Soundara of
Occidental Underwriters, president; David Tester of Maui Electric Co., vice president; Josh Jerman of Century 21 All Islands, secretary; and Cathy Shimizu of Central Pacific Bank, treasurer.
Other directors include Tiffany Iida of Catholic Charities of Hawaii, Jason Williams of Central Pacific Bank, Herman Andaya of Maui Community College and Keith Regan of Credit Associates of Maui.
* The Office of Public Health Studies of the John A. Burns School of Medicine has hired
Sandra McGuinness as coordinator of a Maui County Physical Activity and Nutrition Coalition.
She will recruit members who will focus on systems, environmental and policy changes in four component areas: worksites, schools and child care facilities, health care systems and the built environment.
McGuinness is a social sciences graduate of the University of Hawaii and is a Weinberg Foundation and Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership Fellow. For the past decade she facilitated a Maui tobacco control coalition.
A 17-member steering committee has been formed and is creating the infrastructure for the coalition. Call McGuinness at 572-1782 for more information or to join.
* Maui Divers Jewelry has named Tina Yuen director of photography and multimedia. She had been a photographer with Pacific Business News for nine years.