HONOLULU – Hawaiian Airlines has announced the appointments of Donna Ishii to the position of director - corporate reporting and Keith Asato to the position of director - SEC reporting and SOX compliance.
“Donna and Keith bring in-depth, broad-based finance backgrounds and experience that are essential to the continued success of our growth and expansion of services,” said Shannon Okinaka, Hawaiian Airlines vice president, controller.
Donna Ishii, Director - Corporate Reporting
As director - corporate reporting, Ishii is responsible for overseeing internal financial reporting. She brings 21 years of accounting and financial analysis experience to Hawaiian, having previously served as reporting & analysis manager at Servco Pacific Inc. for six years. Prior to this, she served as senior financial analyst at Starbucks Coffee Hawaii and business analyst at Louis Vuitton Hawaii, Inc. Ishii is a graduate of Waiakea High School and holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Keith Asato, Director - SEC Reporting and SOX Compliance
As director - SEC reporting and SOX compliance, Asato is responsible for overseeing Hawaiian’s financial reporting to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as ensuring the company’s accurate reporting in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). He brings to Hawaiian 12 years of experience in accounting, auditing and financial reporting in Hawaii, having previously served as corporate controller at Hoku Corporation; manager, assurance & advisory services at Accuity LLP; and senior associate, assurance and advisory services at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Asato is a graduate of Kaiser High School and holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Georgetown University.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaiian has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past nine years (2004-2012) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat have all ranked Hawaiian the highest of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.
Now in its 84th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai‘i’s biggest and longest-serving airline, as well as the largest provider of passenger air service from its primary visitor markets on the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (11) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, and Tahiti. New nonstop service will begin between Honolulu and Beijing, China in April 2014, subject to government approvals. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands.
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