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Going Places


CHUCK PARKER now is vice president of content for PBS Hawaii. He will oversee the station’s public affairs coverage, including Insights on PBS Hawaii and KAKOU — Hawaii’s Town Hall. Before joining the company, Parker was associate director of communications with University of Hawaii. He holds more than three decades of local news experience.

LINDSAY CASTRO advances to sales manager of event-planning business Current Affairs. In this new role, she will be responsible for developing relationships and managing sales efforts within key target markets, including hotels, destination management companies, mainland and international corporate, and local corporate, among others. Castro, who has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, first joined the company in 2015 as a design and sales associate. She received her bachelor’s degree in hotel administration with a focus on meeting and event planning from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

LLOYD SUGANO of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union now is a financial adviser for Hawaii state investment services, a division of the credit union. He will utilize his more than 25 years of financial service experience to offer personalized strategies for retirement planning, investing, education funding and life insurance. Sugano will work closely with credit union members and business owners to provide investment services and products to help them achieve their financial goals.

PATRICIA FREEDMAN moves in as president of Obun Hawaii and Hawaii Distribution Center. She has a broad background in sales and management, as well as proven leadership qualities. Freedman has been a consultant for Obun Hawaii since October 2017, and will remain principal of Holoholo Consulting LLC in addition to her current position. With various roles in the broadcast media industry, including positions with KITV, iHeart Media, KSSK and 830AM KHVH, Freedman brings more than 30 years of experience into her new occupation.

HUGH JONES joins the University of Hawaii (UH) Foundation as in-house counsel, where he will serve as the foundation’s chief legal officer. He will support UH Foundation with board corporate governance and legal matters, compliance with state and federal nonprofit reporting requirements, as well as fundraising and asset management mission. Jones also will report to the president and CEO, serving as the primary in-house legal adviser, overseeing compliance, corporate, contract and document review, and all legal affairs.

TRACI MANALANI is director of organizational effectiveness for Hawaii Employers Council. She has more than 25 years of organizational development experience, designing and implementing comprehensive approaches that lead to sustainable outcomes focused on meeting each organization’s unique needs. Manalani’s expertise includes providing individual and team coaching, and facilitating transformational programs within organizations, including executive coaching, leadership development, management consultation and conflict resolution.