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• Godofredo Alegre
• Jere Loo
• Elliot Mills
Godofredo Alegre has been named Po‘ipu Bay Golf Course’s Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2009.
Alegre has worked at Po‘ipu Bay since 2006 and currently holds the position of Grounds Maintenance. He was nominated for the award by his supervisor, CJ Rebb.
Po‘ipu Bay’s quarterly employee awards are based on nominations made by department supervisors, commending employees in the areas of attendance, conscientiousness, attitude, efficiency, innovation, guest service and aloha spirit.
Kaua‘i eye doctor Jere Loo was named Optometrist of the Year by the Hawai‘i Optometric Association at an awards ceremony last weekend.
Loo was given the surprise award at a ceremony on O‘ahu. He was invited to the ceremony and was told the award was being given to his father, Arthur Loo, of Lihu‘e, whose Kaua‘i practice he took over 20 years ago.
He is the first Neighbor Island optometrist to receive the award. Loo said he accepted the award “on behalf of all the Neighbor Island optometrists.”
Loo’s office is located at Kukui Grove Center. His office manager is his wife, Donna Loo, along with assistants Liza Koide and Janeen Humphrey. Loo is a graduate of Waimea High School, the University of Hawai‘i-Mano‘a, and Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, Calif.
Marriott International, Inc. has announced the appointment of Elliot Mills as general manager of the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort & Beach Club.
In his position, Mills oversees all aspects of the day-to-day management and operations of the oceanfront resort, renowned for having the state’s largest single-level swimming pool, offering an array of Hawaiian cultural experiences and being conveniently located near the Lihu‘e Airport and championship Jack Nicklaus signature golf course at Kaua‘i Lagoons.
Mills has joined the Garden Isle resort from Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, where he served as director of property operations. Mills has replaced Bill Countryman, who is now serving as general manager of the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Maui.
Prior to joining Marriott, he served as General Manager of Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Aston Coral Reef Hotel, and Aston Pacific Monarch in Waikiki. He also served in the same role at the Aston Islander on the Beach Hotel in Kapa‘a.
Born and raised in Hilo on the Big Island, Mills is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mano‘a with a degree in travel industry management.
Mills and his wife, Ruth, reside on Kaua‘i.
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