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Going Places


CHELSEA LIVIT of Anthology Marketing Group rises to the senior account executive position for the communications firm’s Public Relations Group. Livit, who has been with Anthology since 2016, will act as a primary client contact in her new role ensuring high levels of strategic thinking, productivity and efficiency are maintained on all assigned accounts. She is a graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in family consumer science.

ANGIE GOLIS-YAMAMOTOis Sacred Hearts Academy’s director of development. She will act as a main adviser on matters pertaining to fund development and coordinating ongoing development efforts of the academy. Golis-Yamamoto holds 30 years of professional development experience including seven years at Honolulu Waldorf School. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and speech from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

KRISTEN CROOM steps in as Director of Pathology, Laboratory & Molecular Services at Queen’s Health Systems (QHS). Croom, who is a board-certified medical laboratory scientist and molecular biology technologist, brings more than 13 years of laboratory experience to her new role. She now will be responsible for oversight and development of her department’s services across the system including development and implementation of policies and procedures.

RANDY WONG moves up to president of Hawaii Youth Symphony. Previously the nonprofit’s executive director since 2012, Wong also is an alumnus of the symphony. As president, he will continue his efforts in promoting the work of youth orchestras as an essential musical, educational and cultural asset to the community. Wong most recently directed professional development, grants and community partnerships for Music-in-Education National Consortium in Boston.

TERRY KATAGIRI advances to vice president, Japan Business Development at First Hawaiian Bank.He will spearhead business banking expertise to clients and businesses from Japan who are interested in developing businesses in Hawaii and the mainland. With two decades of international business development experience under his belt, Katagiri first joined the bank in 2016 as assistant vice president.

DAVID ARAKAWA is among four new appointees on Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Board of Directors, along with Micah Alameda, Kyoko Kimura and Ben Rafter. Arakawa currently is the executive director of Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii, and is an attorney by trade. He possesses extensive experience in land use, resort development, employment and administrative law. Serving on the board, Arakawa will help to carry out HTA’s goal to optimize tourism benefits for Hawaii.