Aloha! Meet Our Team
Emari Hunn – VP, Branch Manager Welcome to Honolulu Branch! We are here to share ALOHA SPIRIT with you and your ‘Ohana! Emari was born in Japan, raised in Hawaii, and is a proud UHM alum. She brings years of banking and retail leadership experience as learned across the U.S. (thanks to her army vet husband). Today, she is happy to be back home to serve her community. Come experience a completely different kind of banking!
Frances Quinlan – AVP, Client Service Manager Frances is the face of the Honolulu branch and warmly welcomes every client by name! She brings years of banking and retail experience to help you grow your business.
Palepa Hoapili - Client Service Supervisor
Marji Okagawa – Financial Service Representative
Melvin Tanaka – SVP, Private Banker/Commercial Lending
Maiko Nakano – VP, Commercial Banker/Commercial Lending Credit Admin
Raynette Fong – Commercial Loan Documentation Analyst
Kristy De Censo – Sr. Treasury Management Sales Associate
Cal Jones, CFA – Managing Director of Fixed Income
We abide by the “Aloha Spirit Law,” which is a real law that exists in Hawaii
It is encoded in the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 5 - 7.5: “The Aloha Spirit is the coordination of mind and heart within each person,” the law declares. “It brings each person to the Self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others."
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“First Foundation Bank has done an amazing job growing both our family’s estate and philanthropic interests – all with a smile and the aloha spirit."
- Steven Sue, Chairman of Bizgenics
“Going to First Foundation Bank for me is like Norm going to Cheers. Everybody is your friend!"
- William C. McCorriston, Attorney at Law
“First Foundation Bank exemplifies what true RELATIONSHIP banking is about."