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• Paul W. Hallin was promoted to executive vice president of development at A&B Properties from his previous position as senior vice president. Hallin joined A&B Properties in 1992 as project manager of development activities. He was promoted to vice president in 1997 and to senior vice president in 2004. Before joining A&B, he was a project manager for Lanai Co., a subsidiary of Castle & Cooke Ltd., and held a similar position with Hemmeter Development. Hallin has a bachelor’s degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Honolulu.
• Michael G. Wright was promoted to executive vice president of acquisitions and investments at A&B Properties from his previous position as senior vice president. Wright retains responsibility for A&B’s growth through real estate acquisitions and investments. He joined A&B Properties in 2001 as vice president and was promoted to senior vice president in 2004. Prior to joining A&B, he served for nine years in various capacities with GE Capital Hawaii. Wright graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is a member of the Hawaii Developers Council, the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the International Council of Shopping Centers.
• Lori Yoshioka was hired as director of the employee stock ownership Plan at Roberts Hawaii Inc., a transportation and entertainment company. Yoshioka will oversee the transition and management of the new ESOP, which is the largest in the state. Yoshioka was formerly an administrative specialist for the Hawaii State Federal Credit Union and previously a human resources manager at Hawaiian Airlines. She has a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.
• Eric Kaler was appointed director of security at Hawaiian Airlines. Kaler is responsible for managing Hawaiian’s ground and in-flight security requirements systemwide, including compliance with regulations and training programs established by the Transportation Security Administration. Kaler brings more than 18 years of aviation and security experience in domestic and international markets, including management positions in customer service, flight operations, corporate security and cargo. He most recently served as the station manager and security director for Asia Pacific Airlines at Honolulu International Airport.