J.T.C. “Jimmy” Hau was appointed president of Mobil Oil Guam Inc., Mobil Oil Mariana Islands Inc. and Mobil Oil Micronesia Inc. in January.
He previously worked as a process engineer in the oil industry before starting his career in ExxonMobil as a liquid petroleum gas engineer in Hong Kong in 1995. He went on to serve as marketing support and sales analysist, moved to Singapore in 2001 as a regional investment analyst, and became the retail director for Hong Kong and Macau in 2010, managing the area’s entire retail service station.
Hau is a board member of the American Red Cross, Guam Chapter.
He has a 1990 bachelor’s in chemical engineering from The University of Salford, Greater Manchester, England.
Karina Dolorin Quito was appointed executive director of the Guam Girl Scouts. Quito is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and has more than 14 years of experience in program management and marketing in the private and public sectors as well as experience with various youth and performing arts programs.
Bank of Guam Holding Co. announced the following additions to the holding company and bank executive team:
William D. Leon Guerrero was named chairman of the board for the Bank of Guam Holding Co. and Bank of Guam. He has been with Bank of Guam since 1985 and was previously executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Leon Guerrero previously served on Guam’s Banking Board and the University of Guam Board of Regents.
He is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.
Joaquin P.L.G. Cook was appointed president, CEO and vice chair of the board of directors. Cook has been with Bank of Guam since 2001. He has held various positions to include interim president and CEO, executive vice president and chief sales and service officer, and vice president and compliance department manager for the Upper Tumon branch.
Cook serves on the boards of IP&E Holdings LLC, ASC Trust LLC and the Pacific Coast School of Banking, as well as the St. John’s School Board of Trustees and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
He holds a master’s in business administration from the University of San Diego and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast School of Banking.
Maria Eugenio Leon Guerrero was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer. She has been with Bank of Guam since 2009 and has held various positions including commercial credit and strategic planning officer and director of card services.
Leon Guerrero serves as chairperson for the Guam Foundation for Public Education, vice chairwoman for Teach Money Inc. and treasurer for Sanctuary Inc. of Guam.
She holds a master’s of business administration from the University of Washington, is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School, a certified Project Management Professional and has completed the Six Sigma Champion course.
Joe E. Ayuyu Jr. was promoted to area supervisor for the two McDonalds Restaurants on Saipan. Ayuyu has previously worked as general manager and a manager trainee for McDonalds Saipan.
He attended various McDonalds sponsored management classes on Saipan, Guam and Hawaii before graduating with honors from Hamburger University in 2016.
Ayuyu has served as a member of the zoning board since 2014 and is chairman of the 2019 Liberation Day committee.
Desiree Braga was named relationship manager for the Private Bank of Bank of Hawaii on Guam. Braga has been with Bank of Hawaii since 2007 and has held various positions including business banking officer, senior loan analyst and commercial banking officer.
Braga is a member of the Guam Chamber of Commerce.
She holds a bachelor’s in finance and economics from the University of Guam. She also holds a Life and Health Insurance License.
Bank of Hawaii was also included on Barron’s magazine’s list of “100 Most Sustainable Companies.” The list ranked Bank of Hawaii number four among U.S. financial institutions and number 40 overall.
Don Muna joined PBS Guam as producer. Muna has produced and directed films such as Shiro’s Head, Talent Town and Banner Bandits. He co-founded the Guam International Film Festival and the University of Guam Film Festival.
Shalyn Faith Allen was appointed general manager of Island Girl Coffee N’ Quenchers. She is also principal broker of Welcome Home Realty and president of TALA Corp.
Allen is a licensed realtor and a member of the Guam Women’s Chamber of Commerce and chairperson of the Guam Realtors Young Professionals Network.
She holds a bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from National University, La Jolla, Calif.
AB Insurance, a Tan Holdings Company and general agent of Century Insurance Co. (Guam) Ltd., announced a variety of appointments:
Steven R. Surban was appointed general manager. Prior to joining AB Insurance, he worked as group (regional) claims manager of the Century Insurance Group of Companies; Century Insurance Co. Ltd. of Saipan, Century Insurance Co. (Guam) Ltd. and Century Insurance Co. (PNG) Ltd. of Papua New Guinea. He joined Century Insurance Co. (Guam) Ltd. after working more than 18 years at AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah.
He also worked as strategic planning manager for Tokio Marine Pacific Insurance and business development manager at Citibank (Guam) N.A.
Surban is a graduate of Father Duenas Memorial High School and holds a bachelor’s in business administration with a concentration in international business from the University of San Francisco. He is a member of the Insurance Association of Guam, Guam Claims Adjusters Association and Guam Chamber of Commerce.
Sarah K. Camacho joined as a senior account executive. Camacho has more than 20 years of insurance experience both in brokering and underwriting operations.
Prior to joining AB Insurance, Camacho worked at Aon Insurance Micronesia in the capacities of Y2K project manager, personal lines supervisor and underwriting operations supervisor. She also worked at Young Insurance Co. as an account executive.
Camacho is an Accredited Insurance Adviser with the American Insurance Institute.
Agnes B. Sy joined as a senior account executive. Sy has more than 30 years of insurance experience both in claims and underwriting.
Sy previously worked at Century Insurance Co. as a senior underwriter. She also worked as a senior commercial underwriter at Moylan’s Insurance Underwriters and as the manager of commercial underwriting operations at Aon Insurance Micronesia. Sy holds a bachelor’s in business administration and economics from the University of the Philippines.
Theresita “Tess” Domenden joined as an account executive. She has more than 20 years of experience in both administrative and underwriting operations. Domenden previously worked at Aon Insurance (Guam) Micronesia as a commercial lines underwriting assistant. She also worked as an underwriter for Nanbo Insurance Underwriters.
Adrian Pangelinan was appointed public information officer for the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety. Pangelinan previously served as PIO and youth affairs representative for the NMI Office of Youth Affairs. He has also worked as an on-air personality for Sorenson Media Group on Power 99 FM and was a work study student for the Northern Marianas College External Relations Office and Academic Programs and Services. Pangelinan also served as a senator for the Associated Students of Northern Marianas College in 2014.
He has an associate’s in natural resource management from NMC and is expected to receive a bachelor’s in business management from NMC this summer.
The following financial advisors from Raymond James Guam were named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.
Daniel A. Roland is managing director, senior vice president, investments and senior institutional consultant. He is a founding partner of the Asia Pacific Group of Raymond James and has more than 38 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Roland holds a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Maryland and a master’s in finance and investments from George Washington University. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst professional designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst professional designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
He is also executive director for the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies.
Jason B. Miyashita is managing director, senior vice president, investments and senior institutional consultant. He is a founding partner of The Asia Pacific Group of Raymond James and has more than 17 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Miyashita holds a bachelor’s in economics from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst professional designation from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist professional designation from the College for Financial Planning and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst professional designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, which is associated with the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business.
Miyashita is adjunct faculty and an international conference speaker for the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Tumon Bay Guam, Guam Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Guam, Saipan Chamber of Commerce, Palau Chamber of Commerce and The Pacific Club in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Shirley “Sam” Mabini was awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship from North Carolina State University. Mabini is the former director of the Guam Department of Labor and was a senator in the 31st Guam Legislature. She also served as provost at the Pacific Islands University, adjunct associate professor with University of Maryland University College and associate dean at Guam Community College.
Mabini holds a doctorate in work and human resource education from the University of Minnesota
The Guam Contractors Association has seven members who received Safety Training and Evaluation Process certificates — a national safety awarded given out by the Associated Builders and Contractors, a construction industry trade association with more than 21,000 members.
The GCA members who received the certificates are: Pacific Rim Constructors Inc., Black Construction Corp., Hawaiian Rock Products, Tikigaq Construction LLC, Maeda Pacific Corp., Landscape Management Systems and IAN Corp.