Chief Executive Officer
Ann Teranishi is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank (ASB) and is a member of the ASB Board of Directors.
Ann has been at ASB since 2007. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations and was responsible for delivering operational improvements to enhance overall customer experience. She played a key role in transitioning ASB from more traditional branch-centric operations to online and other self-service options, which have become increasingly popular with customers.
Throughout her various management assignments with ASB, Ann also was responsible for developing an enterprise-wide compliance program, leading the retail credit team to best-in-class fulfillment times for consumer loans, and heading strategic initiatives to enhance ASB’s quality of customer service.
Ann serves as an executive mentor with the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Young Professionals Mentor Hawaii program. She has helped cultivate local talent by serving as a judge in the University of Hawaii's Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship Business Competition and Chaminade University’s Hogan Non-Profit Business Competition. Ann has also shared her time and expertise with up-and-coming women leaders in Pacific Business News’ Mentoring Monday and has participated as a speaker in multiple Hawaii Business Magazine’s Wahine Forums.
Ann has received numerous recognitions for her business, leadership and community contributions, including Pacific Business News’ Women Who Mean Business, Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20, and Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. Ann is an Omidyar Fellow and serves on the boards of the Catholic Charities Board of Advisors, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Island Insurance Company and the U.S.-Japan Council. She is also a member of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and Hawaii Bankers Association Executive Committee.
Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington’s Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Emerging COO program.