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O'Neill newest trustee

by Kalamalama staff


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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he was responsible for planning and implementing the integration of Bank of America and Nations Bank, following their merger in 1998. He also served as vice chairman and chief financial officer of Bank of America. Prior to that, O’Neill was chief financial officer of Continental Bank of Chicago. During his career he has worked in Brussels, London and Hong Kong, and the U.S. mainland.

“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 learning.”

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.



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