Executive Vice President &
Ann Teranishi is Executive Vice President, Operations of American Savings Bank (ASB). Ann leads more than 150 teammates, delivering operational improvements to positively impact the bank’s customer experience.
She started with ASB in 2007 and has served in various senior management roles, including developing an enterprise-wide compliance program, leading the retail credit team to best-in-class fulfillment times for consumer loans, and heading Customer Experience – a top priority, strategic initiative to enhance the bank’s quality of service. Prior to banking, Ann was a commercial litigator at Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda.
Ann has been named to Pacific Business News’ Women Who Mean Business, Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20 and the Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. She is currently a member of Omidyar Fellows Cohort VII. Her commitment to making a positive impact extends into the community, as evidenced by her involvement with the boards of Catholic Charities Hawaii, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaii Literacy, and the Hawaii Cellular Therapy and Transplant Center. She also serves as Hawaii Regional Chair of the U.S. Japan Council.
Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is also 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.