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Going Places


HIROSHI LAMANSKY advances to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants. He first joined Tanaka of Tokyo in 2004 as a front host and has since progressed through multiple staff and management positions. Prior to his promotion he served as corporate vice president and executive general manager. Additionally, he will work directly with both the president and CEO in regard to strategic planning and future expansion.

KATIE KAAHANUI steps in as education and workforce development coordinator at the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii. She will facilitate communication between various industry and public partners through the Chamber’s Sector Partnership Initiative and strengthening the link between industry demands and resources available to young adults and college students entering the workforce.

JANA LIGHT joins The Nature Conservancy as senior associate director of philanthropy (ADOP). She will lead philanthropic efforts for the Palmyra Program. Light comes to the nonprofit organization from the University of Hawaii Foundation, where she served as the ADOP for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the School of Ocean, Earth, Science and Technology, and the Shidler College of Business. Previously, Light was a researcher, editor and writer in the office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Washington State University.

SCOTT LAFOUNTAINE steps in as vice president and trust officer in the personal trust-estate settlement department at Bank of Hawaii. He is responsible for all aspects of settling estate of bank trust clients in accordance with their estate plans. Prior to joining Bank of Hawaii, LaFountaine served as an associate attorney with family law firm Coates & Frey. He is also a former deputy prosecutor for the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney.