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UH Foundation welcomes two new members to board of trustees


HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i Foundation has elected Michael Tresler and Brandt Farias to its Board of Trustees.

Michael Tresler

Michael Tresler

Michael Tresler is the Senior Vice President of Grove Farm Company, Inc. headquartered in Lihue. He joined the company in 2007 as vice president. Previously he served as Kaua‘i County’s finance director. Prior to that, he worked as director of finance for the American Heart Association, Hawai‘i chapter.

Tresler earned a BBA ’91 in accounting from UH Mānoa and is a certified public accountant. He played football for UH Mānoa from 1987-90. Currently Tresler is a coach for the Kaua‘i High School football team and serves on the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s nominating committee. He has also served as the Kaua‘i Police Activities League (KPAL) president since 2007. His other affiliations have included the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce and the Kaua‘i Economic Development Board’s renewable energy committee.

Brandt Farias

Brandt Farias

Brandt Farias is an Executive Vice President in charge of the Marketing Communications Division at First Hawaiian Bank. He has more than 25 years of marketing experience and currently oversees the bank’s advertising, corporate communications, direct mail and special events departments, as well as its wealth management, deposit and IRA product areas. He was appointed to the bank’s senior management committee in January 2006.

Farias earned his BA ’81 in journalism from UH Mānoa. He is a graduate of Stanford’s Executive Management program and currently serves on the board of Catholic Charities Hawaii and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii.

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