Promotions and career moves by the people you know — and those you should
The Hilton Guam Resort & Spa announced the promotion of a new director of food and beverage and executive chef. Joel Aranas was the hotel’s executive chef before his promotion and had worked there for over nine years. Aranas has over 30 years of culinary experience and has received several awards including a 2010 GVB Tourism Award and a 2012 GVB Supervisory Latte Award.
U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/ Sector Guam has appointed Lt. Raymond Cerrato as commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry. Cerrato was previously the assistant operations officer aboard the USCGC Stone in North Charleston. Formerly, Cerrato was a deck watch officer aboard the USCGC Mohawk in Key West.
Vilmore F. Santiago is the new area supervisor for McDonald’s of Guam & Saipan. He now oversees all Saipan locations as well as the Tamuning and Maite locations in Guam. Prior to his promotion, Santiago worked at McDonald’s for nearly 20 years. He also has served as general manager for the Tamuning and Harmon locations.
The University of Guam Board of Regents selected Anita Borja Enriquez as the 12th president of UOG. She was the former senior vice president and provost and previously worked as the dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at the university. Enriquez is the first woman president of UOG in 40 years. President Thomas W. Krise retires in August following a five-year term.
Pay-Less Supermarkets appointed Austin J. Duenas as the new chief people officer. Duenas currently holds the rank of 2nd lieutenant as a contracting officer in the Guam Army National Guard. He was formerly the government affairs director at Docomo Pacific, Inc., and previously the administrator for the Guam State Clearinghouse. Duenas graduated from Southern High School in 2007 and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Guam in 2011.
Fawn Nadine M. Tuncap was promoted as the e-commerce manager of Pay-less Supermarkets. Tuncap was a former floral shop manager who grew the department to offer wholesale floral arrangements. She graduated from Southern High School in 1999 and earned a bachelor’s degree in art education in 2007 from the University of San Francisco.
Atkins Kroll Guam has promoted Joel Lesh to vice president and general manager of Morrico Equipment Guam. Lesh was formerly the AK Saipan vice president and general manager. Previously, he was the AK Guam aftersales director.
Shermah Santos will serve as the interim finance director for Atkins Kroll Guam and Morrico Equipment Guam. Santos joined AK in 2017 and was the former general manager of finance. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from California State University, San Bernardino.
Julie Lee has been appointed as the interim vice president and general manager for Atkins Kroll Saipan. She joined AK in 2006 as a financial controller and was the former finance director for AK Guam, AK Saipan and Morrico Equipment Guam. Lee will serve as the vice president and treasurer of the AK board of directors. She is a graduate of Seattle University and a former auditor with Deloitte and Touche.
The Guam Contractors Association announced its board of directors and officers during the monthly membership meeting at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa. From left: Tina Rose Muna Barnes, vice speaker, 37th Guam Legislature; Joe Roberto, chairman, East Island Tinting; Bill Beery, past chairman, Tutujan Hill Group; Mathew Hunter, vice chairman, Dylan Mechanical Construction Services, Inc; Kathleen David, secretary/treasurer, Pacific Rim Constructors, Inc; Don McCann, Black Construction Corporation; William Best, Smithbridge Guam; Frank “AJ” Perez, Hawaiian Rock Products; Jose Garcia, First Hawaiian Bank; Camilo Lorenzo, Matson Navigation Company; and Geraldine Leon Guerrero, Adztech & Public Relations, Inc.