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American Savings Bank Hires Brian Yoshii, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

ASB September 18, 2018 | 5 min read N/A

HONOLULU, Sept. 18, 2018 – American Savings Bank (ASB) has hired Brian Yoshii as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer. Yoshii brings three decades of technology experience to the bank’s Management Committee. He will support ASB’s focus on making banking easy while leading the Technology teams.

“Brian joins ASB at a very exciting time, as we prepare to move into our new Campus and continue to strengthen our customer experience,” said Rich Wacker, President and CEO. “We are proud to welcome Brian to our executive team, and look forward to the key role he will play in our strategic initiatives and business development.”

Over his 30-year career, Yoshii has served in executive-level roles at several of Hawai‘i’s largest organizations, including First Hawaiian Bank, Kaiser Permanente, and The Queen’s Health Systems.

“I am honored to join ASB, a company I have long respected for its commitment to making people’s dreams possible,” said Brian Yoshii, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “I’m excited to lead the bank’s technology teams, and further establish ASB’s position as one of Hawai‘i’s leading and most innovative financial institutions.”

Yoshii’s experience includes successfully leading healthcare information technology from a paper-based environment to digitization; developing and maintaining a collaborative IT strategy and systems roadmap; and improving critical system availability and internal customer satisfaction scores.

Passionate about supporting Hawaii’s youth, he is a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii and has served the community as a judo instructor and youth baseball coach. Yoshii was the manager of the 2010 U.S. Champion Waipio Little League West All-Stars. Yoshii holds a Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is a graduate of the BAI Graduate School of Bank Operations and Technology at Vanderbilt University. During his time with Kaiser Permanente, he was one of 48 leaders chosen from across the nation to participate in the company’s Advanced Leadership Program at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina.  

About American Savings Bank

American Savings Bank (ASB) has been serving Hawaii’s businesses and communities since 1925 and currently provides a full range of financial products and services, including business and consumer banking, home loans, insurance and investments. ASB is one of Hawaii’s leading financial institutions, with e-banking services and branch locations throughout the state offering evening, weekend and holiday hours. ASB provides Hawaii’s consumers and businesses with more extended weekday and weekend hours than other similarly sized local banks, as well as convenient in-store branches. ASB was the first Hawaii bank to introduce remote-deposit capture with a mobile banking application.

ASB matches its exceptional customer experience with an employee experience that has garnered local and national awards. ASB has been recognized locally as one of the “Best Places to Work” by Hawaii Business Magazine for nine consecutive years and honored nationally as one of the “Best Banks to Work For” by American Banker Magazine. Fortune Magazine has recognized ASB as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women and 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. For more than 90 years, ASB has been helping build strong communities. Through its Seeds of Service program, ASB teammates have contributed more than 36,000 hours of volunteer service, and ASB has donated millions of dollars to Hawaii’s nonprofits and community organizations. For more information, visit https://www.asbhawaii.com/ or follow American Savings Bank on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.