Corporate Governance - Management
Peter S. Ho
Chairman, President and Chief Executive OfficerPeter S. HoChairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Peter S. Ho is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Hawaii. Mr. Ho was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on July 30, 2010. He was appointed to the parent company’s board, Bank of Hawaii Corporation, in April 2009. He has served as President since April 2008 and been a member of the bank’s board since December 2005.
Mr. Ho joined the bank in 1993 as an Assistant Vice President in the National Banking Division. He was promoted to Senior Vice President in charge of corporate banking in 1999. In 2001, he was promoted to Executive Vice President responsible for corporate banking and commercial real estate lending. In 2003, Mr. Ho was promoted to Group Executive Vice President in charge of the bank’s Hawaii Commercial Banking Group and was made a member of the company’s Managing Committee. In 2004, Mr. Ho was promoted to Vice Chairman responsible for the bank’s Investment Services Group. In 2006, Mr. Ho was promoted to Chief Banking Officer, responsible for both the commercial and investment services areas of the bank. In 2007, Mr. Ho added responsibility for the organization’s retail banking businesses. He was appointed President in April 2008.
Mr. Ho began his banking career in New York City in 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and an MBA from the University of Southern California, where he was the 1992 First Interstate Bank Fellow. He is also a 2008 graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. A native of Honolulu, Mr. Ho serves on the boards of various charitable and community organizations in Hawaii. Mr. Ho also serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. In 2012 Mr. Ho was recognized as Hawaii’s distinguished citizen by the Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America. In 2010, Mr. Ho was named chairman of the APEC 2011 Hawai‘i Host Committee, a public-private entity comprised of private sector, labor and elected leaders created to support Hawaii, the country and President Obama’s hosting of APEC Leaders Week in November 2011. He was also named Young Business Person of the Year by Pacific Business News in 2003 and was a 1998 Pacific Century Fellow.
Sharon M. Crofts
Vice Chairman of Client Solutions GroupSharon M. CroftsVice Chairman of Client Solutions Group
Sharon Crofts is Vice Chairman of the Client Solutions Group. In her role, she is responsible for Operations, Information Technology, Alternative Channels and Deposit Products. She has held the position of Vice Chairman since November 2012.
Ms. Crofts joined the bank via its California institution, Pacific Century Bank in 1999 as Senior Vice President of the Commercial Deposit Division. In 2001, Ms. Crofts relocated to Honolulu to serve as Bank of Hawaii’s Senior Vice President of Cash Management Services. In 2005, she was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. In 2008, she was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Operations and member of the managing committee.
Ms. Crofts began her banking career in 1988 with First Interstate Bank of California and also worked at Union Bank of California.
Ms. Crofts, a native of Fresno, California, holds a master’s of business administration in finance from California State University, Fresno. She also received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the California State University, Fresno. In addition, she attended the Advanced Management Program at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
James C. Polk
Vice Chairman, Commercial Banking GroupJames C. PolkVice Chairman, Commercial Banking Group
James C. Polk is Vice Chairman of Bank of Hawaii and is a member of the bank’s Executive Committee. Mr. Polk has management responsibilities for all of the bank’s commercial banking businesses, including Corporate Banking, Commercial Real Estate Loan Division, Hawaii Commercial Banking, Commercial Deposit Management Center, Cash Management and Merchant Services. In addition, his responsibilities include oversight of the Corporate Real Estate Group, which manages the bank’s real estate facilities.
Mr. Polk joined Bank of Hawaii in 1999 and has served in a variety of leadership roles over the years including managerial oversight of the Consumer Lending and Deposit Product Group, The Private Bank, Mortgage Banking Division and the West Pacific Region. With over 31 years in the financial industry, he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Mr. Polk currently serves as a board member for the Hawaii Medical Service Association and After-School All-Stars Hawaii, and is a trustee of Hawaii Pacific University.
Mark A. Rossi
Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative OfficerMark A. RossiVice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer
Mark Rossi joined Bank of Hawaii and was appointed Vice Chairman, Corporate Secretary and a member of the Managing Committee, effective February 2007. Mr. Rossi was also appointed General Counsel and leads a team which services its clients in all aspects of Legal, Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Corporate Security and Corporate Insurance Services.
Prior to joining the Bank of Hawaii, Mr. Rossi was a partner at Lane Powell from 1996-2006, where he concentrated his practice on a broad array of banking issues. Lane Powell is a Seattle Washington based law firm comprised of approximately 180 attorneys, with six offices located in Oregon, Washington, Alaska and London, England. Mr. Rossi served as the firm’s Managing Partner and President from 2004-2006.
Mr. Rossi gained significant banking experience while employed in the First Interstate Bank system from 1983-1996 in Seattle, Washington. During that period, he held various local and regional positions, including that of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
A native of Minnesota, Mr. Rossi obtained his B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota) in 1971. He received a Juris Doctorate from Willamette University (Salem, Oregon) in 1974. Mr. Rossi is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Supreme Court.
Mary E. Sellers
Vice Chairman and Chief Risk OfficerMary E. SellersVice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer
Ms. Sellers was promoted July 1, 2005 to Vice Chairman and Chief Risk Officer from Executive Vice President and Director of Risk Management and Wholesale and Retail Credit. In her role as Vice Chairman, she is responsible for overseeing the management of corporate-wide risk and is a member of the bank's Managing Committee. Areas reporting directly to her include information protection, risk management administration, credit portfolio management and reporting, commercial credit underwriting and analysis, credit training, special assets, appraisal, credit policy, retail credit and analytics, and credit process and systems. Ms. Sellers joined the bank in 1987 as an officer in the Private Financial Services Department. She has worked in various capacities since then, including management positions in the Credit Management and Approval Department, Credit Services Division and Pacific Century Leasing. Prior to joining the bank, Ms. Sellers was assistant vice president and national accounts officer at Bank of Delaware (now PNC). She has a master's degree in economics from the University of Delaware. She serves on the Board of Directors for the YWCA, UH Foundation, Board of Trustees and is a member of the Alumni Association Cedar Credit College and Risk Management Association.
Dean Y. Shigemura
Vice Chairman and Chief Financial OfficerDean Y. ShigemuraVice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Shigemura was named Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. As Chief Financial Officer he supervises the bank’s Treasury, Financial Reporting and Investor Relations departments, and has been a member of Bank of Hawaii’s Managing Committee since 2008. Prior to being named Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in August 2014, he served as Senior Executive Vice President & Treasurer. Prior to joining the bank in 1999, Mr. Shigemura worked with the Shidler Group and Castle & Cooke Homes Hawaii. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.