FilCom Welcomes New Executive Director

The Filipino Community Center welcomes Kylie Arrell as its new executive director. She will replace veteran Donnie Juan who is leaving to focus on his new endeavor.

Arrell, who is part-Filipino ancestry, has years of experience in the business development and non-profit industry. She has been involved in several organizations such as the Hawaii International Polo Association, St. Francis Healthcare Foundation and the Ronald McDonald House Hawaii.

As the new FilCom executive director, Arrell will bring her enthusiasm and heart for the community to share the Filipino culture and FilCom center with Hawaii’s community at large. She will be working closely with the organization’s Board of Directors to ensure FilCom continues to adapt and serve the Filipino community in Hawaii.

“I am honored by the board’s confidence in selecting me for this leadership position,” said Arrell in a press relase.

“FilCom is an amazing organization dedicated to promoting and perpetuating the Filipino culture and customs throughout the State of Hawaii. I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead such an organization alongside the founders and dedicated individuals who have built FilCom to be the center for the community. I hope to contribute to that legacy as we push through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and step into the future together.”

FilCom chairman of the board Edmund Aczon anticipates great things from the new executive director.

“Kylie will bring new ideas, fresh perspectives, and a burst of energy to the job as we prepare to welcome the community back and restart the programs, activities and businesses that bring life to the center every day,” said Aczon.

Arrell received her business degree at the University of Hawaii at West Oahu and her Master’s in Business Administration degree from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.


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