On May 18, 2011, President Obama nominated Honolulu businesswoman and EWC alumna, Patricia M. Loui (CI 73-74, OG 89, OEA 08) to serve as a member of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Here is an excerpt from the announcement posted at the White House website:
Patricia M. Loui, Nominee for Member, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Patricia M. Loui is the Founder and Chair of OmniTrak Group Inc., an international marketing and research consultancy focused on Hawai’i and Asia. She has consulted on market growth strategies in East Asia, South Asia, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Formerly president of the East West Center Association, Ms. Loui previously served as Vice President of Marketing, Planning, and Development at the Bank of Hawai’i and as a United Nations Development Programme and UNESCO development plavery nner in Asia. Ms. Loui received a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University and an M.S. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai’i.
Both Senator Daniel K. Inouye and Senator Daniel K. Akaka are supporting her nomination.
Loui’s nomination now goes before the full Senate for an up or down vote. If confirmed she will serve for a term expiring on January 20, 2015.