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Regents Re-elect Karr and Hirota

Posted on | October 29, 2010 | Comments Off on Regents Re-elect Karr and Hirota

Karr and Hirota headshots

Howard H. Karr and Dennis I. Hirota

Retired Hawaiʻi bank executive Howard H. Karr has been re-elected to serve for a one-year term as chair of the Board of Regents, and engineer Dennis I. Hirota has been re-elected to serve as vice chair.

Karr joined the Board of Regents in 2008 representing Honolulu County. He concluded his 29 years with First Hawaiian Bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer of BancWest Corp. and vice chairman of the Administration and Finance Group of First Hawaiian Bank.

Involved with numerous community, not-for-profit and professional organizations over the past two decades, Karr presently serves on boards or committees for Aloha United Way, the Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation, Hawaiʻi Medical Service Association, Japan-America Society of Hawaiʻi, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Special Olympics of Hawaiʻi and Waiʻalae Country Club.

Hirota joined the Board of Regents in 2008, and is the president of Sam Hirota, Inc., a 45-year-old civil engineering and surveying consulting company.

Hirota is involved in a range of business, professional and public service activities and was a trustee at Oʻahu’s Le Jardin Academy for 25 years, during the period of new campus acquisition, expansion, design and development, and a lecturer in computer applications at Mānoa’s School of Architecture.

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