Performance judges

Doris Ching received her doctoral degree at Arizona State University in educational administration and her master's and bachelor's degrees in secondary education at the University of Hawai'i. She has served in many capacities as an educator, including associate dean and associate professor of the College of Education, chair of the Education and International Division of the Pacific International Center for High Technology Research, and assistant to former President Albert Simone. Currently, she is the vice president for student affairs at the University of Hawai'i, a position she has held since 1987. Doris has served on numerous educational committees and commissions locally and nationally, and currently serves as a gubernatorial appointment on the Hawai'i Commission on National Community Service. She is active in community activities and is currently a trustee of the Hawai'i Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund and is a vice-chair of the Aloha United Way board of directors.

Aimée McIntyre, vice president, manages major travel marketing accounts for Stryker Weiner Associates (SWA), including Sheraton Hotels in Hawai'i, The Orchid at Mauna Lani and Colony Surf Hotel. Her specialties include national print and broadcast media relations and the planning and execution of long-range travel marketing programs. Aimée complements the travel and promotions accounts group with ten years of experience in public relations. Aimée is currently a member of the American Marketing Association and Retail Merchants of Hawai'i. Prior to joining SWA, she was the assistant director of community relations for the Metropolitan District Commission, an environmental state agency in Boston. Born and raised in Boston, Aimée attended Boston College and received a bachelor's degree in English and communications.

Glenn Sexton joined Xerox Corporation in Hawai'i in July 1980 as a marketing trainee. For three years he held several sales and marketing positions. In 1985, Glenn became a marketing manager, responsible for managing a team of nine sales representatives stationed on O'ahu and the neighbor islands. During this time, he was named top marketing manager in the nation for 1986 and 1987. In January 1989, he was named sales operations manager, Western Region, headquartered in Orange County, California. A year-and-a-half later, Glenn returned to Hawai'i as the district manager of sales for Xerox Hawai'i with responsibility for Hawai'i, Guam and Saipan. In 1995, he was promoted to vice president and general manager for all operations in Hawai'i and Micronesia, overseeing 180 employees. Glenn was recently selected as a Pacific Century Fellow. He is an honor graduate of the University of Hawai'i with a degree in English. He and his wife, Margie, have a son, Nicholas, age six, and a daughter named Kelsey, age three.

Michael Tiknis, executive director of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, brings to Hawai'i more than twenty years of not-for-profit arts management experiences. He has been a guest lecturer on the arts at both the University of Cincinnati and the University of Texas, and he taught the marketing and management seminars for the American Symphony Orchestra League in Washington, D.C. Michael has participated in many service organizations, including the Association of College, University and Community Arts Administrators, the American Symphony Orchestra League and the International Society of Performing Arts Administrators. A native of New York, Michael studied at Seton Hall University and did graduate work in urban education at Catholic University of America and at The New School for the Social Research in New York City.

Marc C. Tilker is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Brewer Environmental Industries (a C. Brewer Company), a $100 million diversified corporation operating on O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui and Hawai'i and with satellite offices in Guam, Tokyo and Seattle. He has major responsibilities for profits, cashflow and expense management, as well as financial and internal controls and reinvestment opportunities, including acquisitions, joint ventures and mergers. Marc has also been very active in the community and serves on the boards of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Cancer Society, and Junior Achievement of Hawai'i. He is also treasurer, vice president and a member of the board of trustees for Temple Emanu-El of Hawai'i. Marc is also a 1997-98 Pacific Century Fellow.

Barbara S. Tomber joined First Hawaiian Bank in October 1994 as senior vice president and manager of the newly created Media Finance Division, overseeing lending to cable, publishing and broadcast companies with special focus on financing business expansion plans. Her strong credit, business development and administrative skills contributed to her promotion in January 1996 to group manager and appointment to the Bank's senior management team. In December of the same year she was promoted to executive vice president. Raised in Indiana, Barbara earned a bachelor of science degree at Indiana University, and a master's degree in business administration and finance from the University of Southern California. She held positions at the Bank of California and Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles before moving to Hawai'i in 1987 to work for Bank of Hawai'i. Barbara's civic activities include director/vice president of the Manoa Valley Theatre and director of the Hawai'i International Film Festival, among others. She is presently an executive voting member of Women in Cable and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute.

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