Age 25 to 28 (1981-84)
Manager, Corporate Communications
Theo H. Davies & Co., Ltd. (Honolulu)
Subsidiary of Jardine, Matheson & Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Responsible for internal and external communications - including media
relations, corporate identity, advertising, employee communications, crisis
communications and marketing support services - for the U.S. subsidiary
of Hong Kong's largest corporation (profiled in the best-selling novels
Taipan and Noble House). Operations included C & H Sugar,
the #1 brand among all grocery products in its western U.S. market area.
Age 24-25 (1979-81)
Manager, Financial Communications
Dillingham Corporation (Honolulu)
Responsible for financial communications - including annual and interim
reports, media relations, corporate advertising and security analyst presentations
- for $1 billion multinational company. Operations included the Ala Moana
Center, one of the largest shopping centers in the U.S., with highest sales-per-square-foot
of any shopping center in the world.
Age 22-24 (1977-79)
Editor, Financial and Employee Benefits Communications (1978-79); Financial
Boise Cascade Corporation (Boise, Idaho)
Responsible for the annual report and other financial communications, employee benefits communications, and selected executive speeches (e.g., CEO's annual-meeting speech) for $4 billion FORTUNE 500 company.