President & CEO
American Savings Bank
Ann Teranishi is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Savings Bank (ASB) and is a member of the ASB Board of Directors. For more than 95 years, ASB has been serving individual, business, and corporate customers across the state of Hawaii working to make their dreams possible.
Ann has been at ASB since 2007. She previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations and was responsible for delivering operational improvements to enhance overall customer experience. She played a key role in transitioning ASB from more traditional branch-centric operations to online and other self-service options, which have become increasingly popular with customers.
Throughout her various management assignments with ASB, Ann also was responsible for developing an enterprise-wide compliance program, leading the retail credit team to best-in-class fulfillment times for consumer loans, and heading strategic initiatives to enhance ASB’s quality of customer service.
Ann has received numerous recognitions for her business, leadership and community contributions, including Pacific Business News’ Women Who Mean Business, Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20, and Girl Scouts Women of Distinction. Ann is an Omidyar Fellow and serves on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Island Insurance Company, the Hawaii Cellular Therapy and Transplant Center, and the U.S.-Japan Council.
Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington’s Graduate School of Business and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Emerging COO program.