Bank of Guam announced on Feb. 26 that it has three new vice presidents. Richard G. Camacho has been appointed vice president and Tamuning branch manager. Starting as a summer intern in 1993, Camacho later joined the organization as a fulltime management trainee. He has worked in the Saipan, Harmon, and Upper Tumon branches before undertaking the responsibilities for the Tamuning Branch.
Matthew C. Cruz has been promoted to vice president and business development manager for the marketing department. Cruz joined the Bank of Guam in 2005 as an assistant vice president/marketing officer after employment with Washington Mutual and Countrywide Home Loans in Spokane, Wash. He obtained a bachelor’s in business administration from Eastern Washington University. Cruz is the chairman of the board of the Guam Council of the Arts and Humanities.
Mark D. Terlaje has been appointed vice president of product information management systems department. He has been with the company for 10 years and is a 1999 graduate of the University of Guam with a bachelor’s in marketing. Terlaje was the Bank of Guam Operations Manager of the Year in 2008.
The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Guam elected its new board of directors and respective chairpersons to serve from 2009 through 2011.
Board member George Lai, president of Quality Distributors now serves as the chamber’s president in addition to the liaison for the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association and the Guam Chamber of Commerce. Alfred Lam, former CCCG president and president of Ambyth Shipping & Trading Inc. will serve as the chairman of the Executive Committee. Lam also fills the position of China Town chairman. The position of executive vice president is filled by board member Albert Wu, president of FADA Investment LLC. He is also the Hall of Fame Committee chairman.
The board also elected three new vice presidents: Benson Au-Yeung, president of Benz Sign Supplies; Fong S. Wu, president of Sunny Wholesale and Pago Bay Resort and Cencio Tan C. Vy, president of Benson Guam Enterprise Inc. Vy will also serve as the Ocean Transportation Committee chairman.
Board member Richard Lai, president of Wing On Corp. which does business as Shirley’s Coffee Shop will serve as secretary general and also the Guam Visitors Bureau liaison. Peter Chiu fills the position of CCCG treasurer and is the general manager of Far Eastern Furnishings (Guam) Ltd.
Brian Lee, sales manager of Cosmos Distributing Co. Ltd., is board member and Heritage and Culture Committee chairman. Board member Frederick J. Horecky, attorney at the Law Offices of Horecky and Associates serves as the Legal Committee and Legislative Liaison Committee chairman. David Su, president of Windward Hills Golf and Country Club is the chairman of the Public Relations Committee. Gary Sung, president of Ideal Advertising Guam, has been appointed Communications Committee chairman. Mark Zhao, president and executive director of Pioneer Westpac Inc. which does business as Westpac Institute of Management, is board member and chairman of the Education and Real Estate Committee. The Membership Committee chairmanship is filled by Jack Chan, vice president of Kwong Hwa Trading Co. doing business as HomeMart. Joseph Hsu, president of United Tire, is board member and Administration Committee chairman.
The University of Guam has announced that Thi Lan Huong Bui will join the faculty of the UOG School of Business and Public Administration for the academic year 2009-2010. The university received approval from the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to host Bui, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.
Bui heads the academic affairs of the Center for French-Vietnamese Management Education at the University of Economics of Ho Chi Minh City. Bui obtained her doctorate in international economics from the University of Aix-Marseille II in France. She was also a recipient of the Fulbright Visiting Scholarship as a post-doctoral fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C.
Jim Heather has been appointed general manager of the Wyland Waikiki of the Outrigger Enterprises Group, which will be rebranded as a Courtyard by Marriott in the summer. Heather began his career with Outrigger Enterprises Group as director of rooms for the Outrigger Guam Resort in 1998 during the opening of the hotel. He obtained a bachelor’s in hotel administration from the University of Las Vegas and has earned his Certified Rooms Division Executive certification from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Motel Association.
Citizens Security Bank, Member of ANZ has announced Antonio “Tony” Camacho as branch manager of the bank’s Harmon location. Camacho has more than eight years of retail banking and administrative experience. He has worked for Bank of Hawaii and the Government of Guam Employees Federal Credit Union. Camacho is currently the treasurer of the Guam Marketing Association.
Dominic Cruz was recently hired by CSB as a senior mortgage loan officer at the Hagåtña Branch. Cruz has 14 years of banking experience with more than eight years of experience in mortgage lending. He has worked for Bank of Hawaii and Bank Pacific.
The Friends of the Monument in Saipan is the recipient of a 2009 EPA Environmental Award. The EPA award recognizes parties outside of the EPA making significant contributions to improve the environment and is open to individuals or groups working throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands to promote public health and a clean environment.
The Friends of the Monument was the primary local advocate for the establishment of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.
The Guam Visitors Bureau announced the promotion of Regina L. Nedlic to marketing officer II. She has been with GVB for 12 years and started as an executive secretary to the general manager and administrative secretary to the GVB board of directors. Nedlic was promoted to marketing secretary I in June 2003. She was formerly assigned to the Japan Marketing Division, but was reassigned and is now the main point of contact for the GVB’s Pacific and Australia markets. Nedlic will also handle GVB’s second largest visitor market, Korea.
Daniel M. Manuel has been appointed by the New York-based Council on Litigation Management to be the council’s international chairman for Guam. Manuel is currently the claims manager of the Equitable Adjusting & Service Corporation, a member of the Moylan’s Group of Companies. Manuel has a bachelor’s in law and is a member of the Philippine Bar and has practiced law in the Philippines. He will assist the council in the development and growth of the organization and foster communications locally. Manuel will also nominate attorneys and law firms for council membership.
Mark B. Mendiola has been appointed executive director of the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mendiola obtained a bachelor’s in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and a master’s in public administration from the University of Guam
Drake A. Mendiola, telemarketer with Nissan Motor Corp. in Guam was recognized as Employee of the Month for February. Mendiola was presented a plaque and check for $100.
Flora Baza Quan, currently a realtor with Empire Realty, has announced the start of her new business venture, FB Enterprises. The company provides project management; public, media and cultural relations; special event planning and coordination; nonprofit consultation and real estate consultation. Quan obtained a bachelor’s in sociology from the University of Guam and master’s of business from the University of Phoenix. Quan formerly held a 10-year tenure as the executive director of the University of Guam Endowment Foundation.
Smith Barney was named by the Money Management Institute the 2009 Managed Investment Solutions Firm of the Year at the MMI annual convention in Philadelphia on March 26 and 27. Smith Barney was also awarded 2009 Managed Solutions Product of the Year for its unified managed account program. Smith Barney is a division of Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
Shayne Lambert has been appointed by Alcatel-Lucent as the company’s first Northern Pacific and American Islands country manager. Lambert is formerly the Asia Pacific general manager for professional services for the company and has relocated to Guam for the new position. He has more than 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry and has worked for Alcatel-Lucent for 12 years in a variety of leadership positions.