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Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Lance Wilhelm To Join Irongate As Managing Principal

Will represent developer in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Irongate, the developer of Trump International Hotel & Tower at Waikiki Beach Walk and The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, announced today that Lance Wilhelm will soon be joining its team as Managing Principal to oversee current and future development projects in Hawaii and to represent Irongate in the state.

Wilhelm is currently Senior Vice President for Hawaii Operations at Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and the chairman of the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. He is expected to leave Kiewit later this month and start work at Irongate shortly after. His position on the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees will not be affected.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Associates Come “Together As One” To Support Hawaii's Local Communities

HONOLULU – This month, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ 11 iconic properties on Maui, Kauai, Oahu and Hawaii, the Big Island, along with Starwood’s Central Resources Team in Waikiki, will engage in volunteer and community outreach efforts to support worthy causes that benefit the Islands. From raising funds to support the Hawaii Foodbank Kauai Branch to beautifying Lahainaluna High School on Maui to rebuilding the Heeia Fishpond on Oahu, to raising cultural awareness among students in Kona, the employee-driven outreach initiatives are an extension of Starwood’s ongoing commitment to support the local community and are part of Starwood’s “Together As One” global volunteer campaign being launched this month.

First Insurance Company Of Hawaii Upgraded To A+ Rating By Standard & Poor’s

HONOLULU – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) today raised its long-term counterparty credit and financial strength ratings for First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) to A+ from A-. FICOH is now the only Hawaii-based carrier with an S&P rating of A+.

FICOH, which has been operating in Hawaii since 1911, also holds an A+ rating from A.M. Best Co. and has been on the Ward’s 50 group of top-performing property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies in the United States for six consecutive years.

“We are proud FICOH is seen as strategically important to our parent company Tokio Marine,” said Jeff Shonka, FICOH CEO and president. “Our A+ rating is an indication of our financial security and ability to serve the entire spectrum of accounts in the Hawaii market, from small to very large.”

Robert Landau Named New Executive Director Of Hawaii Association Of Independent Schools

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS) Board of Directors has named Robert Landau the organization’s new executive director, replacing longtime Executive Director Robert Witt, who is retiring.

Landau has worked as an educator, principal, superintendent and director for notable schools across the globe. He most recently was deputy superintendent of the prestigious Singapore American School in Singapore. His career has spanned nearly forty years in Europe, Asia and the United States. He was chosen as HAIS executive director after an extensive search within and outside of Hawaii.

“Share A Night” At The Ronald McDonald House Charities® Of Hawaii Annual Gala, Sunday, November 16

HONOLULU – Mark your calendar for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s (RMHC-Hawaii) annual “Share A Night” gala. Tables are available for the Sunday, November 16, event at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Sam Choy, chef and restaurateur, and Bobby Senaha, publisher of Hawaii Business Magazine.

“It is the strength and courage of the many children and families who stay at the Ronald McDonald House that we would like to honor at this year’s Share-A-Night gala,” said Jerri Chong, RMHC-Hawaii president. “This is a season of thanks and giving, and we are dedicating our largest event of the year to celebrate the families who make our house a home.”

Kahala Associates Partners With LIST Sotheby's International Realty

Kahala Associates Partners With LIST Sotheby's International Realty

Creates New Era of Luxury Real Estate Services in Hawaii

HONOLULU – Associate-owned Kahala Associates, one of Hawaii’s premier kamaaina luxury real estate firms, has partnered with international real estate powerhouse LIST Sotheby’s International Realty.

The union creates a new era of luxury real estate services in Hawaii that will put local clients and agents on the world stage. The expanded LIST Sotheby’s International Realty is steeped in the knowledge and culture of Hawaii, Japan and other countries with agents who are active and engaged members of their communities. The partnership with Kahala Associates also creates Oahu’s third-largest agency as measured by total sales and dollar volume by agent. LIST Sotheby’s International Realty remains the name of the enlarged firm, and all Kahala Associates agents and listings have been transitioned accordingly.

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Department Announces New Directors

Kaiser Permanente Pharmacy Department Announces New Directors

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the promotions of Ross Takara, RPh, PharmD, BCACP to senior director of pharmacy, and Sheryl Shimokawa, RPh, PharmD, BCPS to director of pharmacy.