HONOLULU – The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii announces two new staff members.

Jessica Calilao has been named controller and office manager, responsible for overseeing day-to-day financial operations, human resources and office administration. She most recently worked as director of accounting for Bishop Museum and, prior to that, controller for the Hawaii Community Foundation. She received her bachelor’s in business administration from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Brentwood, CA.

Michael Reyes Simbajon has been named administrative coordinator, facilitating the Chamber’s daily functions including managing the front desk, responding to general inquiries and handling other administrative duties. Simbajon previously worked as a vendor with S&K Sales in Honolulu, managing inventory for this military resale market company. His customer service experience in Hawaii also includes positions with Gap Factory Store, Home Depot and Zippy’s. He attended Leeward Community College, studying computer sciences and engineering.

As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is a statewide, non-profit organization whose mission is to serve as the advocate for business in Hawaii. Established in 1850, the Chamber works on behalf of its approximately 1,300 member organizations and the business community, as a whole, to advance the state’s economic climate and help the business community thrive locally, nationally and globally. The Chamber advocates on behalf of business; supports its members with training, business building and networking opportunities; and serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities, working to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Hawaii. Visit

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Contact: Lori Abe
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