December 22, 2016

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum has announced new appointments to its Board of Directors. Board members and officers were elected at Bishop Museum’s annual board meeting and consist of local business and community leaders from a variety of industries.

Newly-elected board members include:

Dr. Patrick V. Kirch
Kirch is the chancellor’s professor emeritus and professor of the graduate school, class of 1954 professor of anthropology and integrative biology emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a research affiliate in the Cultural Resources Division at Bishop Museum and is a leading scholar in the field of Hawaiian and Pacific Anthropology.

Kitty Lagareta
Lagareta is the chief executive officer of Communications Pacific. As a well-known communicator and entrepreneur, she is a strong supporter of Hawai‘i’s culture and nonprofit community and serves on the boards of the American Red Cross-Hawai‘i State Chapter, Assets School, and Oahu Economic Development Board.

Michael Nolan
Nolan is the executive vice president of finance at Servco Pacific, Inc., where he leads Servco’s finance function, which includes treasury, accounting and tax operations. He also has shared oversight of Servco’s audit area and has worked previously for Albany Molecular Research, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Alcan and DuPont, and Rio Tinto.

Wayne Pitluck
Pitluck is the founding partner of Pitluck, Kido & Aipa, LLP. He is also a founding director of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of Awaiaulu, Inc. Wayne and his wife, Judy Pyle, are strong supporters of and advocates for the perpetuation of Hawaiian culture and the Bishop Museum.

Valerie Shintaku
Shintaku is a CPA and audit managing director with Deloitte and Touche LLP, with more than 30 years of public accounting experience in a wide range of industries including nonprofits. She is also on the board of directors for the Association of Government Accountants.

In addition, the following officers have been elected and will serve in their respective positions until their successors are elected:

Watters O. Martin Jr. – Chairman of the Board
Owner, Watters O. Martin, Jr. Rentals

Anton C. Krucky – 1st Vice Chair
President & CEO, Tissue Genesis

William C. A. Pieper II – 2nd Vice Chair
Vice President, Barclaycard US

Jen-L W. Lyman – Secretary
Vice President, Trust Department, First Hawaiian Bank