* Central Pacific Bank has appointed Carolann Guy and Ann Sakamoto home loan consultants in the Central Pacific HomeLoan Division. Guy and Sakamoto have joined Central Pacific HomeLoan's Neighbor Island sales team and are based on Maui.
Guy has more than 25 years of mortgage loan experience. She was previously with Bank of America where she served as mortgage loan officer. Her banking experience includes positions such as assistant vice president and branch manager of American Savings Bank's Pukalani Branch.
Sakamoto was previously with Bank of Hawaii and served as senior residential loan officer. She has served as assistant vice president and private banking officer at Central Pacific Bank.
Keani Awai, marketing manager at Marriott Vacation Club, has won the American Resort Development Association of Hawaii’s first “Timeshare with Aloha” Award. She was nominated for the award by Brody Long (right), director of marketing at Marriott Vacation Club. Also pictured is Brian Miller, executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer for Marriott Vacations Worldwide.
In their new positions, Guy and Sakamoto are responsible for generating new mortgage loans from Realtors, prospective homebuyers and borrowers who wish to modify or refinance existing mortgage loans.
* Keani Awai, marketing manager at Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, captured the American Resort Development Association of Hawaii's first Timeshare with Aloha Award.
ARDA-Hawaii established the Timeshare with Aloha Awards this year to showcase and reward committed industry professionals who make Hawaii a special place to visit. Awai of Wailuku has been with the Marriott Vacation Club for nearly 16 years and was selected from among numerous nominees from Maui's resort and timeshare properties.
She was described by her nominator, Brody Long, director of marketing for Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, as an employee whose presence is undeniable by those who have the pleasure of meeting her. For more than 15 years she has greeted guests and associates with a smile and an hug and strives to share the beauty of Hawaii in unique and impressionable ways, a news release said.
"Keani has great customer service and has demonstrated eagerness to learn and work hard," said Maui County Council Member Gladys Baisa, who was a judge for this year's awards.
One outstanding employee each from Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii were recognized and received a two-night stay at a Hawaii timeshare resort and $1,000 to spend during their awarded vacation.
ARDA-Hawaii is the local chapter of the American Resort Development Association, the national timeshare trade association.
* Connie Miller, administrator at Hale Makua Wailuku, has been chosen by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living as a future leader in long-term care.
Miller will join the association's Future Leaders program, a yearlong program that offers training and guidance for long term care professionals.
Miller is administrator at Hale Makua Wailuku, a 90-bed nursing home, and is an Eden-registered educator. Prior to becoming an administrator, she was the director of Maui PACE or Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. She has worked in various sectors of health care for more than 20 years.