Mark A. Rossi
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.