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Going Places


CHRISTINE HIRANO takes over as Bank of Hawaii’s vice president and IT manager in the Systems Administration Department. With 15 years of experience under her belt, Hirano’s responsibilities revolve around overseeing the bank’s IT infrastructure systems planning and operations, including design configuration and optimization of hardware and software in the Data Center. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in management information systems.

MATTHEW WEYER moves up to associate in the business litigation group at Goodsill where he focuses his practice on civil litigation. He is a graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law at UH Manoa. Weyer also previously served as deputy prosecuting attorney for the City and County of Honolulu, working on felony domestic violence cases. He has certificates in both environmental and Native Hawaiian law.

WENNIE TOMITA begins as director of finance at Hospice Hawaii, where she will lead all financial strategies and accounting operations for the nonprofit. Tomita carries over, more than 25 years of experience in business management, financial accounting, auditing and tax work to this role. On top of being a certified public accountant, Tomita holds a bachelor’s degree from De La Salle University in the Philippines.

JERRY ORTIZ joins Ekahi Well-Care, a program specializing in diabetes care management, as a medical assistant. In this position, Ortiz will support the team with everything from check-in, scheduling and enrollment in education classes. Ortiz earned his medical assistant certification from Jacksonville Job Corps in Florida and has more than five years of experience in customer service and medical internships.

MATTHEW MCKEEVER starts as Colliers International’s latest recruit to the company’s retail brokerage division. Coming from a family of industry veterans, McKeever grew up learning about commercial real estate. His experience in marketing and advertising will further aid his role’s focus on working with local business owners. Prior to joining Colliers, McKeever worked as a member of several advertising agencies in Honolulu.

PHOEBE NIKOLAKAKIS steps in as assistant branch manager and broker-in-charge of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties’ Kapolei office. She will administer more than 120 independent sales agents in the development of the firm’s real estate business through providing supervision, contractual oversight, agent recruitment and support. Nikolakakis earned her degrees from University of California Santa Barbara in business economics and UC Berkeley in human resource management.