Jeffrey Bernier is named managing director of Delta Air Lines — Asia Pacific effective May 11. Prior to this promotion, Bernier was the managing director — Pacific sales and affairs.
Nanbo Guam, Ltd., which does business as Nanbo Insurance Underwriters, announces the appointment of Pedro P. "Sonny" Ada as its new chairman effective May 14. Ada is also the president of Ada's Trust & Investment Inc., and is involved in many local civic organizations.
Alexander A. Sablan is appointed vice president for business development of Tan Holdings effective April 16. He will take over leadership of CTSI Logistics Saipan. Sablan joins Tan Holdings from Saipan Shipping Co. Inc. where he was administration and marketing manager for new business development and Marianas Steamship Agencies and Logistics Inc. where he served as corporate treasurer.
Daniel W. Rosenberger joins First Hawaiian Bank as senior wealth advisor in the bank's Wealth Management Group. Rosenbergerwas previously a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Coast360 Federal Credit Union announces Gennette Quan Simmons as its new marketing manager. Simmons has more than 10 years of marketing experience in retail and financial services. Simmons holds a bachelor's in communications with a specialization in public relations from the Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. She was editor of Directions magazine and most recently was marketing officer at Atkins Kroll Guam.
Emmanuel Thomas is appointed postmaster of the U.S. Postal Service on Guam as of March 24. Thomas replaces Fred Workman. Thomas is a 22-year postal employee who most recently served as the customer services supervisor at the Farmington, Mich. post office.
The Guam Bankers Association announces the results of its officer elections for 2012-2013. Elected president is Mark Fish, executive vice president and chief operating officer of BankPacific,; vice president is Erwin Perez, vice president of operations and technology director at Citibank; secretary is Elizabeth Apelo, senior vice president and head of retail banking, American Territories at ANZ Guam; and treasurer is Joseph Bradley, senior vice president and chief economist and business continuity officer of Bank of Guam.
Bank of Guam announces the promotion of John T.M. Sarmiento to vice president and Tamuning branch manager. Sarmiento joined the bank in 2004 as a management trainee, completed the management training program and spent three years at the bank's headquarters loan department. Previously, Sarmiento was branch manager at Santa Cruz.
The Marshall Islands Ports Authority announces Thomas Maddison as the new Airport Manager for Amata Kabua International Airport. His began in his new position May 7. Maddison joined RMIPA as a member of its board of directors in 2008. He was later hired as RMIPA's staff engineer.
Jack Travers accepts the position of Black Construction Corp.'s mechanical, engineering and plumbing division manager on May 18. Travers has been with Black for three years as a senior project manager, and before that was employed with its sister company, Perini Management Services Inc. as the Pacific Rim regional manager.
Jeffrey "JB" Borja, is district manager for major accounts services for ADP Hawaii. Borja's territory includes Guam and strategic areas of Oahu. He was the owner of the now-defunct JB's Ukulele Hut in Hagåtña,
Frankie Santos Laanan is named the new dean of the School of Education at the University of Guam and will begin in his new capacity on Aug. 1. Laanan was a tenured professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University where he worked since 2003. Prior to ISU, he held faculty positions at the University of North Texas and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Laanan is originally from Tumon. He holds a bachelor's in political science, a master's in higher education, and a doctorate in higher education and organizational change from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Walter Chris Perez, family medicine practitioner at The Doctors' Clinic, is elected chairman of the University of Guam Board of Regents on April 26. Katherine C. Sgro, chairwoman and executive vice president at Pay-Less Markets Inc., was elected vice chairwoman, and John Z. Arroyo, president and chief executive officer of ServiceMaster Guam Inc., was elected treasurer.
Dr. Robert A. Underwood remains Executive Secretary. Peter "Sonny" Ada, president of Ada's Trust & Investment, Inc. will serve as regent along with regents William Leon Guerrero, vice chairman, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Bank of Guam; Andrew T. Laguana, principal at Architects Laguana LLC; Marcos Fong, managing director of Glimpses of Guam and managing director of NAKICOS Corp.; Antoinette D. Sanford, president Sanford Technology Group LLC; and student regent Anthony Quenga.
Cathleen Moore-Linn is appointed acting director of the University of Guam's Professional and International Programs beginning May 21. Moore-Linn was the director of Integrated Marketing and Communications at the university for 10 years. Prior to that, she was director of communication and promotions at Guam Community College.
Jonas Macapinlac is appointed acting director of Integrated Marketing and Communication at the University of Guam. He has been with the university for five years, most recently serving as media development / information technology coordinator under the UOG Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, & Service. He holds a master's in business administration from the University of Guam and a bachelor's in communication from Pensacola Christian College.
University of Guam accounting majors Ariel Lugue, Theresa Tropel, Ronalisa Provido, Sherillou Cura, Bridgete Maranan, and Mark Lero received scholarships for passing three graduate level accounting courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. The scholarships are offered through a partnership between the UOG School of Business and Public Administration, the Guam Board of Accountancy, and Becker Professional Education.
Bank of Guam announces on April 25 that the bank's "Money Island" was named Best Electronic Instructional Game of the Year by the Institute of Financial Literacy Education.
University of Guam faculty members Andrea Hartig, associate professor of English/women and gender studies; Maria Claret Ruane, associate professor of economics; and Kelle Murphy, assistant professor of physical education are awarded tenure by the Board of Regents on Feb. 16. Additionally, Filomenia M. Cantoria, professor of accounting, was granted Professor Emerita status.
Kimberly Kowalski Bersamin, personnel services administrator at the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority, is named the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of Guam Community College during the GCC Foundation 35th Anniversary Gala held on May 5, at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Bersamin graduated from GCC's former Vocational and Technical High School in 1985 in Computer Science.
Matthew "Matt" P. Quinata, chief internal auditor, Bureau of Budget Management and Research; and Ignacio "Ike" C. Santos, Federal Programs administrator, Department of Education, are reelected to the Coast360 Federal Credit Union board of directors at the credit union's 49th annual membership meeting at the Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort on April 18.
University of Guam students Patrick and Sherri Mantanona will work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography cataloging marine organisms this summer beginning June 1. The two are the first UOG students to benefit from the memorandum of understanding signed in April between the University of Guam and Scripps.
The Hawes Group LLC announces that it will sponsor Gary White, recently appointed technical director of the Guam Football Association and head coach of the Guam men's national team, as well as furnish a donation of $5,000 to the GFA.
Hedco of Honolulu is honored as the Large Certified Development Company of the Year. Hedco secured loan commitments for 54 projects worth $24.5 million, a 38% increase over the previous year.
Former District Court Judge John Unpingco is appointed to lead the governor's Procurement Advisory Council on May 22.
Rosemary Loveridge, chairwoman of the Guam Community College Allied Health Department and EMT program director, is named Emergency Medical Services Advocate of the Year by the Emergency Medical Services Commission of the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services.
During a California Pizza Kitchen corporate event at Laguna Beach, Calif. on April 12, CPK Guam is awarded the "International Franchise Operator of the Year 2012."
Matson Navigation Company Inc. is honored with the U.S. Coast Guard's 2012 Rear Adm. William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Award for Excellence on June 5.
The Port Authority of Guam announces that Joe G. Javellana, III, program manager at PAG is presented the 2012 Urban Areas Security Initiative Outstanding Manager of the Year award at the annual National UASI Homeland Security Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio.
The Guam Federation of Teachers election committee under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Labor announces Timothy Fedenko as the new GFT president.
Superior Court Judge Joseph N. Camacho receives the Northern Marianas College Alumnus of the Year Award for 2012 on June 5.
The Guam Visitors Bureau announces Guam representatives won three awards at the 25th Korea World Travel Fair in Seoul, Korea on June 15. Of the more than 3,000 exhibitors at KOTFA2012, GVB was presented with the "Best Tourism Publicity Award" and "Best Folklore Cultural Dance Award," while Pleasure Island Guam was awarded the coveted "Best Booth Design Award."
Matson Navigation Co. launched a new website as it separated from its parent company Alexander & Baldwin Inc. The new site at www.matson.com went live June 15.
Mark Von Weber of O&M Safety Analysis, was appointed to the 2012 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Milton K. Morinaga is announced as the new managing director of P.H.R. Ken Micronesia Inc. Previously Morinaga was director of PHR Ken Asset Management Inc. and vice president of PHR Micronesia Inc.