Vernon Hirata
Vernon Hirata
Territorial Savings Bank, Honolulu, Hawaii
Vice Chairman and Co-chief Operating Officer

Vernon Hirata is the vice chairman and co-chief operating  officer of Territorial Savings Bank, Honolulu, Hawaii. He also serves as general counsel and corporate secretary of the bank, which was originally chartered in 1921. Hirata, who has been with Territorial since 1986, received his Bachelor of Arts from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and his Juris Doctor from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Hawaii State Bar Association and is currently the president of the Hawaii Society of Corporate Secretaries. With approximately $2 billion in assets, Territorial Savings Bank has 29 branches that serve the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii. It became a publicly traded company in July of 2009.