The Central Pacific Bank executive serves as treasurer of the Girl Scouts of Hawai’i board of directors and was instrumental in rebuilding its Camp Paumalū on the North Shore of O’ahu.
Senior Vice President and Group Controller, Central Pacific Bank
Dayna Matsumoto began to Central Bank of the Pacific as a part-time cashier while in college and worked her way up. She thanks her family for their work ethic and determination.
“My mom and dad don’t come from wealthy families and they both worked multiple jobs just for basic necessities,” Matsumoto says. “My mother lost her father when she was very young, so she was raised by a single mother of four daughters, and they immigrated here from Hong Kong when she was 13. She didn’t speak English at the time.
“My dad comes from a large local family, and when he and my mom had kids, he was still graduating from UH, working, and paying for everything himself. … My parents and my popo (grandmother) instilled the value of hard work in me and my brother at a very young age, and as soon as we reached working age, we both got part-time jobs. I think it helped me in my career and helped me succeed.
Wendilee Adkins, Head of Training and Organizational Development at CPB, says, “Dayna has always been a people-oriented, success-driven leader who strongly believes in leading by example.
“She believes in going above and beyond to serve others and her primary goal is to add value when and where she can,” says Adkins.
Matsumoto and his team were instrumental in the bank‘s 2020 PPP initiative, in which CPB processed approximately 7,200 federal loan applications and ultimately issued more than 1,000 checks to business customers.
She budgeted more than $8 million, secured funding and donations, and helped manage the project, which began in 2019. Work continued during the pandemic and was completed in fall 2021. is now a place where girls can learn about STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math – in a fun, modern environment.
“Dayna’s leadership and enthusiasm for the mission, as well as her commitment to developing the next generation of female leaders in our state have been greatly appreciated,” said Shari Chang, CEO of Girl Scouts of Hawai’i. “Her resilience and determination to help us achieve our goals has led to expanded programming and enhanced assets that will benefit thousands of girls every year.”