BARRIGADA, Guam—The 2016 Guam Business Magazine Executive of the Year Gala raised $23,608.05 for the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross, according to the magazine in an announcement on Friday.
The Red Cross has been the beneficiary of the event since 1994.
Marcos W. Fong, chairman of the Red Cross Guam Chapter, said, “We are pleased that this event continues to be one of the major fundraisers of the Red Cross in Guam. These funds support the local chapter in its work. Such efforts presently include placing smoke alarms in at-risk homes to allow residents notice of sudden fires and avoid tragedy, as well as the chapter’s ongoing programs.”
Jose C. “Joe” Ayuyu, president and owner of McDonald’s of Guam and McDonald’s of Saipan was named the 2016 Executive of the Year at the gala held on Jan. 21, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Guam.
Other nominees for the award were:
Dr. Vincent T. Akimoto, vice president, American Medical Center;
Susan M. Biolchino, president, Graphic Center Inc. and All Micronesia Media Inc.;
Charles E. Ewart, president, Mobil Oil Guam Inc., Mobil Oil Marianas Inc. and Mobil Oil Micronesia Inc.;
Desmond J. Graham, president, Atkins Kroll Inc.;
Stevyn J. Radonich, vice president and general manager, Smithbridge Guam Inc.;
John W. Scragg, CEO and president, JWS Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd. Guam and JWS Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Ltd. Saipan and CEO of JWS Holdings; and
Jeffrey A. Voacolo, chief operations officer, Micronesia Renewable Energy Inc.
Past Executive of the Year recipients include Robert H. Jones of Triple J Enterprises (1983); Philip J. Flores of BankPacific (1985); Paul M. Calvo of Calvo Enterprises Inc. (1992); CONTACT _Con-3FDB79A0222 \c \s \l Marian Aldan-Pierce of DFS Saipan (2000); Juan T. Guerrero of Herman’s Modern Bakery Inc. (2003); David M. Sablan of Century Group of Companies (2005); Jerry Tan of TanHoldings Inc. (2009); George Chiu of TanHoldings (2013); Norman T. Tenorio of Joeten Enterprises Inc. and Pacifica Insurance Underwriters Inc. on Saipan (2014); and Jeffrey B. Jones of Triple J Enterprises (2015).
Maureen N. Maratita, publisher of Guam Business, recognized the community support and thanked partners and sponsors.