HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) today announced the promotions of key executives in its human resources department.
Patricia Hao was promoted to senior vice president of human resources, overseeing the strategic direction of the organization’s workforce management, and employee development. She joined Hawaii State FCU nearly 30 years ago, previously serving as vice president of human resources, developing and managing recruiting, compensation and benefits, policies, employee training and other programs to benefit the organization and its more than 300 employees. Under her leadership, Hawaii State FCU was named to Hawaii Business’ “Best Places to Work” list for the past four years.
Gina Carvalho was promoted from department manager to vice president of human resources. In her new role, she will be responsible for the planning, direction and oversight of all human resources functions, including talent acquisition and management, and employee relations. Carvalho, who has been with Hawaii State FCU for 26 years, will also ensure that human resources activities are compliant with established policies and governmental regulations.
Jennifer Sims was promoted from training manager to vice president of learning and development, where she will oversee the planning, development and implementation of training and education, and career development initiatives and activities throughout the credit union. Sims is a certified credit union development educator (CUDE) from the National Credit Union Foundation, and serves on the board of the Financial Education Alliance of Hawaii. Prior to joining Hawaii State FCU 11 years ago, Sims worked at Territorial Savings Bank, where she served as a training coordinator for six years.
“At Hawaii State FCU, we believe our employees are our greatest asset. Pat, Gina and Jennifer play an integral role in supporting our employees and providing them with the opportunities they need for career fulfillment and success,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Their strong leadership, decades of experience and expertise have allowed us to enjoy rapid growth from 200 to 310 employees over the past few years while maintaining high standards of service and satisfaction.”