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Donna A. Tanoue
Vice Chairman

Donna Tanoue joined the company and was appointed Vice Chairman and a member of the Managing Committee in April 2002. She is also President of Bank of Hawaii Foundation and a Director on the Bank of Hawaii Board of Directors to which she was elected in October 2001. As Vice Chairman, Ms. Tanoue has responsibility for client relations and community activities, areas of major emphasis under the Bank’s new business plan.

Ms. Tanoue is the past Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Washington, D.C. As FDIC Chairman from May 1998 to July 2001, she was responsible for the federal regulatory agency that supervises more than 5,000 banks and insures more than $3 trillion in bank and savings and loan deposits. Prior to becoming FDIC Chairman, Ms. Tanoue was a partner in the Hawaii law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, which she joined in 1987. She concentrated her practice in the areas of bank regulation, real estate finance and governmental affairs. From 1983 to 1987, Ms. Tanoue served as Commissioner of Financial Institutions for the State of Hawaii.

Ms. Tanoue received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center.