First Hawaiian Names Chris Dods Senior VP


(Hagatna, Guam – January 3, 2014) – Chris Dods, a senior vice president in First Hawaiian Bank’s Card Services Division, will become senior vice president and Marketing Communications Division Manager effective January 2, 2014, according to an announcement today by Bob Harrison, president and chief executive officer, First Hawaiian Bank.

Dods replaces Brandt Farias, executive vice president and division manager, who retired on November 1, 2013, after 28 years at the bank.

“We are pleased to have someone with Dods’ proven leadership to oversee our Marketing Communications Division,” said Harrison. “He brings with him an extensive background and breadth of experience in bank marketing and business development.”

[Chris Dods]

Dods has over 16 years of experience in financial and business development management and joined First Hawaiian Bank in 2007 as an assistant vice president, business development new markets and technology. He was promoted to vice president, Card Services Division in 2009 and senior vice president and division manager in 2011 where he was responsible for directing the marketing and operations of the bank’s credit and debit card programs. Prior to joining the bank, he was a business development manager with Mid Pac Petroleum.

First Hawaiian Bank ( with $16.7 billion in assets was founded in 1858 and is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank. It has 57 branches in Hawaii, three on Guam and two on Saipan.