As senior vice president of human resources and planning for Outrigger® Enterprises Group, Ruthann Yamanaka serves over 4,600 Outrigger employees system-wide and spearheads the company’s ongoing strategic initiatives in organizational culture, employee development and talent management.
Prior to joining Outrigger, Ms. Yamanaka was vice president of human resources at Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Previously she served as senior vice president of the People Services Group for Hawaiian Airlines. Ms. Yamanaka also spent 16 years with Bank of Hawaii. Starting as manager, internal communications, she held various positions in marketing, sales & service, quality assurance and served as senior vice president and assistant director of human resources during her final three years with the company. Her background also includes five years in health care with the Waimanalo Children & Youth Program and Headstart.
Ms. Yamanaka’s career reflects a deep commitment to the local community. She was chair of the board of the Girl Scout Council of Hawai‘i and is a past president of both the Junior League of Honolulu and the Guild for Child & Family Services.
Ms. Yamanaka earned her master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California.
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