Promotions and career moves by the people you know — and those you should
Fujita Property Guam Inc. has named Charles T. McJohn II as property manager for the ITC building in Tamuning. He was previously the assistant general manager for the Agana Shopping Center.
McJohn holds a 2004 bachelor’s in business management economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. McJohn introduced a number of events to the shopping center, was the chair for the Guam Chamber of Commerce Songfest and was an International Council of Shopping Centers member tasked with U.S. tenant acquisition. He was named to Guam Business Magazine’s “40 under Forty” for the second time in September 2019.
Thomas Mayrhofer was named regional general manager at the Fiesta Resort Guam. He was previously regional general manager for the InterContinental Hotels Group in Osaka, Japan and general manager of the ANA Crowne Plaza Kobe. He has also held multiple positions in the Pan Pacific Hotels Group and other companies in the hospitality industry.
Mayrhofer holds a 2008 masters in business administration from the University of Guelph.
Marilyn R. Borja was promoted to executive vice president, enterprise business unit, at Docomo Pacific. She has been with Docomo Pacific since 2002 and was previously vice president of enterprise sales and director of sales.
Borja is a member of the Guam Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Business Women’s Network and has served as vice chairwoman of the board for Sanctuary Guam and as a board member for Hurao Academy.
Richard Gustafson was named Managing Director Guam, Saipan, Japan (Okinawa) and Korea at DFS-LVMH. He was previously vice president of retail at Gucci Japan. Gustafson has also served as Japan country lead for retail at Apple, managing director for Carter’s Japan and senior director of Polo Ralph Lauren.
He holds a L.E.A.D. executive certificate from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, a masters in business administration from Indiana University and a bachelor’s in east Asian studies and computer science from Oberlin College.
Lt. Col. Christian Cruz of the Guam Air National Guard in December successfully completed the Air University’s eSchool Air War College distance learning program.
Cruz joined the active duty Air Force in 2003 and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2009, he joined the Guam Air National Guard as officer in charge of the 254th RED HORSE Engineering Section and in 2013 was selected as commander of the 254th Security Forces Squadron. He currently serves in the Guam Air National Guard headquarters and in his civilian occupation as supervisor for the Design Branch of the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division at Andersen Air Force Base.
Staff Sgt. June Owen of the Guam Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion was named 2019 non-commissioned officer of the year for the battalion.
Throughout the year, Owen recruited more than 20 individuals into the Guam Army National Guard, exceeding her goal by more than 30 percent.
Owen enlisted in the Guam Guard in July 2011 as a horizontal construction engineer assigned to the 1224th Engineer Support Company. She was tasked as a financial management technician before moving to the Recruiting and Retention Battalion in August 2018.
Michael J. Bordallo was sworn in as a magistrate judge for the District Court of Guam. Bordallo was appointed to the Superior Court of Guam in 1998. Prior to joining Guam’s judiciary, Bordallo was a private practitioner and has also served as assistant attorney general for Guam.
Bordallo has served as president, vice president and general secretary of the Guam Football Association.
Bordallo holds a 1983 bachelor’s in business administration and a 1987 juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Bank of Guam promoted four employees to vice presidents — Gwendolyn San Nicolas, Richard Carino, Gina Bascon and Brandon Cruz.
San Nicholas previously served as assistant vice president and system application officer, and now serves as the vice president and director of learning with the bank’s Development and Familia Ambassador Program. Starting as a customer service representative in 2001, San Nicolas became a central operations officer, and then was promoted to Malesso Branch manager, which preceded her appointment as the branch manager of Kosrae. San Nicolas is a graduate of Southern High and earned a bachelor of business degree in human resource management from the University of Guam.
Carino previously served as an assistant vice president and Tamuning branch manager, and is now serves as vice president and Tamuning branch manager. Carino has been with the bank since 2014 when he was hired as a business development officer. Carino is a graduate of George Washington High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from UOG.
Bascon was previously the assistant vice president and project manager, and is now vice president and project manager II. When Bascon started working for the bank in 2019 with the bank’s project management office. Bascon graduated from Notre Dame High School, and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business administration from UOG.
Cruz was the assistant vice president and Kosrae branch manager, and is now vice president and Palau branch manager. Hired in 2007 as a customer service associate and operations officer, Cruz previously served in the bank’s business development team before his appointment. Cruz earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from UOG and a master’s of history from American Public University.