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Central Pacific Bank Names New CIO

Central Pacific Bank (CPB) appointed Glen Blackmon as EVP and CIO.

Central Pacific Bank (CPB) appointed Glen Blackmon as EVP and CIO. In the CIO role, Blackmon is responsible for the companywide strategic direction and management of technology for new and existing products and services. Blackmon, who also will serve as a member of the bank's executive management committee, has more than 30 years of experience in various industries, including financial services, the high-tech sector and third-party administrative business services.

"Glen brings to the bank a wealth of proven experience and knowledge across many industries in leveraging information management for growth and profitability," said John C. Dean, president and CEO for Honolulu-based Central Pacific Bank, in a release announcing the appointment. "His role with Central Pacific will be key to our competitive positioning in a dynamic financial services industry going forward."

Blackmon worked under Dean at Santa Clara, Calif.-based Silicon Valley Bank during the company's turnaround as its CIO and CFO from 1993 to 1997. Prior to joining Central Pacific Bank, Blackmon was the managing principal and founder of Trinity M&A Group, a mergers and acquisitions advisory service and consulting firm based in Houston. He also was president and COO for Internet America, a wireless Internet service provider based in Houston.

As a consultant, Blackmon's assignments included managing technology procurement and implementation projects, leading strategic planning and technology planning projects for commercial banks and credit unions, and advising companies in diverse industries on merger and acquisition activities and technology issues. In addition to Silicon Valley Bank, his experience in the commercial banking sector, either in management or in consulting/advisory services, includes positions or engagements with First Interstate ((Iowa, Wisconsin and California), Union National Bank (Tulsa, Okla.), Lakeside National Bank (Lake Charles, La.) and Coastal Bank Group (Dickinson, Texas). Central Pacific Bank is the primary subsidiary of Central Pacific Financial Corp., a Hawaii-based bank holding company with $4 billion in assets.

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