Michael E. O’Neill, of “Bank ‘Ohana” fame, was recently unanimously
elected a trustee of Hawai‘i Pacific University. O’Neill is
chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Bank of
Hawai‘i Corporation and its principal subsidiary, Bank of Hawai‘i.
Prior to joining the Bank of Hawai‘i in Nov. 2000, O’Neill
served as transition chairman of the policy committee of Bank
of America, where
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“We are fortunate to have Mike join our Board of Trustees,”
said HPU Board Chairman William E. Aull. “He will certainly
assist Hawai‘i Pacific University to advance and develop into
the 21st century.”
O’Neill said he was pleased with his election: “I have admired
the good work of Hawai‘i Pacific University, and I am delighted
to become a trustee of this fine global institution of higher
Born in Santa Monica, Calif., O’Neill earned a Bachelor of
Arts degree in European Civilization from Princeton University
and an MBA from the Colgate Darden School at the University
of Virginia. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He and his wife Trish have two sons, Ted and Pete.
O’Neill is a district member of the Federal Reserve Advisory
Council, and he serves on the boards of ASSETS Schools, the
Honolulu Symphony, the Bishop Museum, the American Diabetes
Association, Catholic Charities of Hawai‘i, and the Hawai‘i
Community Reinvestment Corporation.
HPU trustees include Martin Anderson, Frank C. Atherton II,
Frank E. Butterworth, Michael J. Chun, Robert F. Clarke, Samuel
A. Cooke, Jean F. Cornuelle, Charles M. Grace, Richard W. Gushman
II, Peter S. Ho, Michael D. Hong, Lawrence M. Johnson, John
A. Lockwood, Bill Mills, Wilmer C. Morris, Henry F. Rice, James
S. Romig, Ann B. Simpson, Lily Sun, and Kelvin Taketa.