First Hawaiian names new Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
First Hawaiian, Inc., the parent company of First Hawaiian Bank, has appointed James M. Moses as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of First Hawaiian, Inc. and First Hawaiian Bank, effective Jan. 3, 2023.
“Jamie brings more than 20 years of diverse banking experience to the team,” said Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Chairman, President and CEO. “His track record of driving financial growth in complex organizations makes him a great fit for First Hawaiian. We look forward to integrating his expertise into our ongoing initiatives.”
Ralph Mesick is serving as interim CFO and guiding the company through the transition of leadership.
Moses joins the company from First Bank in St. Louis, Mo., where he served as Executive Vice President and CFO. His previous experience includes serving as EVP and CFO of Berkshire Hills Bancorp, and Senior Vice President – Manager, Asset Liability Management at Webster Bank.
During his career, Moses has been credited with developing, maintaining and executing regional and product-specific pricing strategies for a multi-billion-dollar interest-bearing deposit portfolio, and has been instrumental in guiding large-scale technology enhancements.
First Hawaiian is a bank holding company headquartered in Honolulu. Its principal subsidiary, First Hawaiian Bank, founded in 1858, is Hawaiʻi’s largest financial institution with branch locations throughout Hawaiʻi, Guam and Saipan.
The company’s website is www.fhb.com.