Our Team
Jocelyn Collado - Account Director
Wilbur Wong - Director of Digital Communications
Susan Wright - Director of Creative Services
Scott Ishikawa - Senior Account Executive
Taryn Bohan - Marketing & Events Manager
Vianca Cao - Account Executive
Michael Lum - Digital Communications, Account Executive
Stephanie Dureg - Digital Communications, Assistant Account Executive
Lauren Caliwag - Digital Communications, Account Coordinator
Lisa Gaitan - Office Manager

 

Jocelyn Collado - Account Director

Jocelyn has over 20 years of experience in managing public, media and community relations for public and non-profit organizations. At Becker Communications, she specializes in media relations and promotional PR, and provides issue management and community relations support to the firm’s corporate communications clients.

Prior to joining BCI, Jocelyn served as senior communications manager and acting chief of staff for the state of Hawaii’s Office of Information Management & Technology. Her history with BCI goes back to 2005 where she supported travel and promotional clients. She also previously held the positions of communications director for the American Heart Association in Hawai‘i, where she managed the local launches of several awareness and educational campaigns, and as communications manager for the Hawai‘i State Chapter of the American Red Cross, where she oversaw public affairs and crisis communications.

Jocelyn received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hawai‘i – West Oahu. When she’s not directing client programs, Jocelyn is busy perfecting her downward dog pose in yoga, indulging in her passion for food and wine, and living up to her reputation as Hawaii’s shoe diva.

 

Wilbur Wong - Director of Digital Communications

Born at a time when you turned a knob to change television channels, Wil developed a passion for technology and all things digital at an early age. His expertise has grown in tandem with the ever-changing Internet, and he now oversees strategic development and execution of digital programs and campaigns for BCI clients, ensuring they are well-aligned with traditional PR and marketing efforts and objectives.

Prior to joining BCI, Wil was part of the Hawaiian Airlines sales and marketing team where he managed both promotional and transactional email campaigns and assisted with the airline's growing social media efforts.

He brings experience with various digital communications platforms, cross-channel promotions and revenue and engagement analytics. A graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Wil's initial track was in the computer science field but he later discovered his true passion and graduated with a communications degree.

 

Susan Wright - Director of Creative Services

Susan brings nearly 20 years of public relations, corporate communications and creative marketing experience to her post at Becker Communications, where she develops and executes publicity strategies, provides strategic counsel and management of client’s marketing programs and supervises creative services. Before joining BCI, Susan directed publicity campaigns and events for Paramount Pictures’ home media distribution group. She further supported partner projects for CBS, Comedy Central, DreamWorks, MTV and PBS.

Susan was also a publicist with Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, charged with developing corporate messages and communications strategies throughout the critical growth period of a new studio division. She managed executive media training and conducted press outreach across special effects campaigns for Imageworks, the launch of a broadband creativity platform and the studio’s digital distribution initiatives.

Previous agency experience includes leadership roles at marketing communications firm Bender/Helper Impact, where she supervised teams for entertainment, digital, licensing and consumer products accounts such as Disney Interactive, Mattel, New Line Cinema, Netflix, THQ, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Warner Bros. Licensing & Merchandising. Susan is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego in Visual Arts: Media/Film & Television.

 

Scott Ishikawa - Senior Account Executive

Widely recognized as the former Department of Transportation spokesperson, Scott is a familiar face in Hawaii’s communications industry. He brings more than 25 years of communications, journalism and community relations experience to BCI, specializing in media relations, community and government relations and issue management for a broad range of clients. Throughout his career, one of his main objectives has been to establish and maintain relationships, particularly along the community level, where many issues usually begin and develop.

Prior to joining BCI, Scott served as spokesperson for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, working as part of a team that helped get the largest Hawaii public works project off the ground from the planning stages to the start of construction. From 2003 to 2008, he acted as spokesperson for the state Department of Transportation, providing timely information to the public on various road projects and during times of emergencies. Following his graduation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, he began his journalism career reporting for the Sun Press community newspapers and then the Honolulu Advertiser, where he covered various beats including politics, transportation, police/fire, and community news.

Outside of work, his interests include sports, American history, and playing the piano.

 

Taryn Bohan - Marketing & Events Manager

Taryn specializes in marketing, advertising and special events. At BCI, she has successfully managed a variety of campaigns and events for clients such as Kraft Foods, Dunkin’ Donuts, Waikiki Aquarium and Royal Hawaiian Center. Prior to joining the team, she held internships with Kai Media Marketing and Island Design Materials, a local startup specializing in hospitality design.

She currently serves as the Pacific Marketing Conference co-chair for the American Marketing Association Hawaii chapter, as well as immediate past president for the Hawaii Baptist Academy Alumni Association. Outside of work, you can often find her in the gym either watching or coaching volleyball.

A graduate of Hawaii Baptist Academy, Taryn received her undergraduate degree in marketing from St. John’s University in New York City, where she played Division I volleyball.

 

Vianca Cao - Account Executive

Vianca brings her exceptional skills in media relations, community outreach and marketing to Becker Communications. As an account executive, she specializes in media relations and promotional public relations for an array of industries including food & beverage, arts & entertainment, tourism and nonprofit organizations. She provides account support on daily activities and conducts media outreach for clients such as Duke’s Waikiki, Dunkin’, Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi, Hawaii Foodbank, Hawaii Youth Symphony and Sea Life Park.

A proud wildcat, Vianca graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. Journalism and the honor of Summa Cum Laude. Prior to her agency experience, she held internships as a grants administration/communications intern at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and as a science writer for Arizona Sonora News Service.

 

Megan Kakimoto - Account Executive/Content Editor

Following two successful internships at the agency, Megan first joined BCI as an Account Coordinator, providing media relations for a variety of clients from travel and tourism to healthcare. She gained additional experience as an editor at This Week Magazine, where she developed content for both the website as well as the Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai print editions. Today, she provides media relations and creative writing support for a variety of clients while spearheading the agency’s copywriting projects.

Megan currently serves as a PR/Marketing Committee member for the Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing young leaders with integrity and courage for Hawaii. She is also a leadership coach for the same organization, mentoring a group of 20 Fellows from public and private high schools.

A graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapalama, Megan received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where she graduated with honors as an English and Creative Writing major.

 

Michael Lum - Digital Communications, Account Executive

Michael grew up fascinated with computers and decided early on that he would pursue a career in technology. While attending Roosevelt High School, he enrolled in a graphic design class and found a passion for not only design but also website development.

Michael’s initial track of study was in computer science, but he later discovered that communications more strongly aligned with his interests. During his last semester at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Michael interned in BCI’s Digital Communications Department. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Communications with a minor in Economics in December of 2015, he officially joined the team as an account coordinator, and now serves as an account executive.

As part of the Digital Communications team, Michael develops and manages websites, social media platforms and marketing emails for clients. Michael is active in the community, and currently serves as communications co-chair for the American Marketing Association Hawaii chapter. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies and sports, playing soccer and attributing countless hours to video games.

 

Stephanie Dureg - Digital Communications, Assistant Account Executive

Since entering the workforce, Stephanie has cultivated her expertise in digital marketing, specifically email, online advertising, and social media. She is a multi-faceted marketer with a track record of gathering and transforming business requirements into forward-thinking digital solutions that exceed expectations. An avid learner who is passionate about merging creative designs with technology, Stephanie’s purpose in life is to be the light and change she wants to see in the world and to inspire others to do the same.

Prior to joining BCI, Stephanie served as a consumer experience specialist for HMSA and an email marketing manager at Locations. Her technical background includes experience in email development, copywriting, graphic design, photography and implementation consultation.

Stephanie is a graduate of Pacific University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Integrated Media.

 

Lauren Caliwag - Digital Communications, Account Coordinator

After four years studying business marketing and communications at the University of Oregon, Lauren returned home to pursue a career in the marketing industry. Prior to joining Becker Communications, Lauren worked at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum where she managed projects in advertising, marketing, digital communications, and public relations.

Lauren currently serves as the public service co-chair for Ad 2 Honolulu where she volunteers her time managing and producing fully integrated pro bono advertising campaigns for local nonprofits.

On the weekend, you can find her at the beach on the North Shore, practicing calligraphy, making a DIY project, or planning her next adventure abroad.

 

Lisa Gaitan - Office Manager

Lisa provides highly professional management support for daily operations at our company. Originally from California, she made the islands her home in 1996. Her background includes over 15 years of accounting and business administration, as well as managing her father’s business of thirty years. A highly organized person by nature, she honed her skills at a young age, while making to-do lists and alphabetizing purchase orders for the family business.

When she’s not doing spreadsheets and keeping things in order at BCI, Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors and with friends. She loves to attend community events, and is a big fan and supporter of everything "local.”

 

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