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Arlene Odagiri

Professional Development Director

*Works under the direction of a Hawaii-licensed attorney

Education and Certification

University of Hawai`i (B.A., Education)
USC Certified Trainer for DDI/Interaction Management Training
Dale Carnegie graduate

Arlene has more than 30 years of experience in human resources in Hawai`i, implementing policies and programs for all levels of the organization, from executive management to union employees.

Her responsibilities have encompassed recruiting, training, product knowledge, career development, community relations, employee relations, payroll, benefit administration, and labor relations issues. She has participated in corporate restructuring and rebranding, mergers and acquisitions, HRIS conversions, and labor negotiations.

Arlene provides training and consultation in:

  • Strategic planning
  • Management training
  • Professional development
  • Quality assurance
  • Process improvement
  • Employee/customer relations
Prior Experience
  • Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing, Human Resources Director (2013-2015)
  • Hawaii Dental Service, Director of Human Resources (2010-2013)
  • Prince Resorts Hawaii, Inc., Corporate Director of Human Resources (2008-2010)
  • Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club, Director of Human Resources (2007-2010)
  • The Ilikai Hotel/Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel, Director of Human Resources
    • (under management of Anekona, Inc.) (2006-2007)
    • (under management of Interstate Hotels & Resorts) (2000-2006)
  • Starwood Hotels in Waikiki
    • Director of Training and TQM (1996-2000)
    • Director of Human Resources, Royal Hawaiian Hotel (1992-1996)
    • Director of Human Resources, Sheraton Moana Surfrider (1985-1992)
    • Assistant Director of Personnel, Sheraton Waikiki and Royal Hawaiian Hotel (1985)
    • Employment Manager, Sheraton Hotels (1981-1985)
Professional Activities and Experience

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM Hawaii

  • Treasurer (2015)
  • State Council Co-Director (2012-2014)
  • State Conference Co-Committee Chair (2010)
  • Co-State Director (2006-2008)
  • Outreach Committee Chairperson (2005)
  • President (2003-2004)
  • Communications Chairperson (2000-2002)

ATD (Association for Talent Development) Hawaii Chapter

Hawaii State Award of Excellence Examiner (1998)

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