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Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative welcomes new CFO

LIHU‘E — Stacie Dellamano was appointed to the position of chief financial officer of the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative as of Aug. 15.

Dellamano was most recently CFO and Head of Office Services for an electric cooperative in Winter Park, Colorado. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Professional for Cooperatives (CFPC), who earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and her Master of Science in Accounting from Regis University, Denver.

“Stacie’s familiarity with the cooperative network and operational structure will be invaluable to her in this position,” said KIUC’s President and Chief Executive Officer David Bissell. “We’re pleased to welcome her to the KIUC family.”

Dellamano assumes the position from Karissa Jonas, who joined KIUC in 2005 and is moving to the mainland to be closer to family.

“We’re thankful for Karissa’s years of service and contribution to the solid financial footing we enjoy today at KIUC,” Bissell said.

KIUC also announces the retirement of Member Services Manager Maile Alfiler after 32 years of service: first with Kaua‘i Electric and then KIUC. “Maile started as a data entry operator in 1990 and ended her KIUC career as a member of our senior staff,” said Bissell. “We thank her for her decades of service and wish her well in her retirement.”

As of Aug. 1, Communications Manager Beth Tokioka has taken on an expanded role in overseeing both the Member Services and Communications departments.

“We’re always seeking ways to more effectively connect with our members, and Beth is the ideal person to oversee the merger of these two functions,” said Bissell.

On Aug. 22, KIUC will welcome Allison Young as KIUC’s new Communications and Public Relations Specialist. A resident of Princeville since 2020, Young previously worked as Public Information Officer for the Frederick County Health Department in Maryland. Among other duties, she will serve as primary media liaison for KIUC.

“Change is always challenging, and many companies are experiencing high levels of employee turnover,” said Bissell. “We feel very fortunate to be able to attract and retain such highly qualified candidates for key positions.”
Source: The Garden Island

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