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Outrigger Enterprises Group Names Joy Uchida as Corporate Director of Financial
Systems and Carolyn Baba Aquino as Treasury & Finance Manager/Controller

WAIKIKI, OAHU, HAWAII – Mel Wilinsky, executive vice president and chief financial officer is pleased to announce the promotion of Joy Uchida to corporate director of financial systems and Carolyn Baba Aquino to treasury & finance manager/controller.

In her newly created position, Joy Uchida is responsible for the oversight of the implementation project for the company’s new Oracle JD Edwards Enterprise One system conversion. Ms. Uchida started her Outrigger career in 1987 as an assistant controller for Outrigger Hotels where she first implemented the JD Edwards World system just a year later in 1988.  Since then, Ms. Uchida has held various management roles in the financial services department including tax manager, financial reporting manager, controller, and her most recent position as corporate controller. Ms. Uchida holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.

In her new role as treasury and finance manager/controller, Carolyn Baba Aquino assumes oversight of the financial functions for the OHANA Hotels & Resorts properties in Waikiki.  Prior to joining Outrigger, Ms. Aquino gained years of valuable experiences in different management positions. She has worked at the Princeville Resort on Kauai, various Sheraton properties on three islands, and the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel. She joined Outrigger as controller at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach where she spent three years before being promoted to her most recent post as treasury and finance manager. Ms. Aquino graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the school of travel industry management.

“We are very fortunate to have the expertise of both Joy and Carolyn on our team,” said Wilinsky. “They are undoubtedly a valuable asset and a contributing factor to the company’s success,” he added.

About OHANA Hotels & Resorts
OHANA Hotels & Resorts is part of the Outrigger Enterprises Group family. The OHANA brand was created in 1999 for travelers seeking quality accommodations at mid-level pricing. Owned by Hawaii's oldest and largest hospitality company, the OHANA brand provides guests with local expertise and a friendly staff. There are three OHANA properties in Waikiki and one at the Honolulu Airport all conveniently located close to popular visitor attractions and beaches. For more information, visit

About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging and hospitality companies in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with more than 60 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded line of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels & Resorts, OHANA® Hotels & Resorts, Outrigger Condominium Collection®, Embassy Suites®, Best Western®, Courtyard® by Marriott, and Wyndham Vacation Ownership®. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 46 properties with more than 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Phuket and Koh Samui, Thailand; Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, the mainland USA and Asia.
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Outrigger Enterprises Group
Phone: 808-921-6839

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PR Coordinator
Outrigger Enterprises Group
 Phone: 808-921-6941

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