HONOLULU — First Hawaiian Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Office Bob Harrison announced that Sharon Shiroma Brown, First Hawaiian Bank Foundation president and senior vice president in charge of FHB’s community relations division, retires today after 38 years with the bank.
Brown, who began her career in the bank’s Marketing Division in 1981, became the bank’s first female division manager for its Sales, Service and Training Division in 1990, where she was instrumental in helping to shape and drive FHB’s retail sales strategy.
She has served as president of the bank’s foundation and senior vice president of its Community Relations Division since 2003, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards.
“Sharon has had a remarkable, 38-year career of achievement, and has been an excellent leader, mentor and friend to many of us,” said Harrison.
“Throughout her career, she has developed close community partnerships that will continue to have positive impacts in the years ahead. We are grateful to Sharon for her dedication and many contributions in ensuring that our legacy of giving remains focused on addressing the important needs of our community.”
Cameron Nekota, an FHB senior vice president, succeeds Brown in both of her previous positions.
Nekota joined First Hawaiian Bank in 2017 as a senior vice president, in their Bank Properties Division. He previously worked in real estate development at D.R. Horton and the James Campbell Company, and was an attorney with the law firm of Imanaka, Kudo and Fujimoto.
The FHB Foundation is the charitable arm of FHB and one of Hawaii’s largest corporate foundations.
First Hawaiian Bank and its foundation donate annually about $4.25 million to over 400 nonprofits in Hawaii, Guam, and Saipan, with a focus on education, health and human services, and culture and the arts.