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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM The Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s Na Po‘e Pa‘ahana awards honor the lodging industry’s rank-and-file workers. This year’s winners were, bottom row: Herb Kobayashi, left, Waikiki Resort Hotel, front office person of the year; Kirk Togashi, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, security officer of the year; Kervin Leval (cafeteria chef and second cook), Sheraton Waikiki Resort, outstanding lodging employee of the year; Janice Primak, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, food and beverage person of the year; and Infante Llamas, The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort, housekeeper of the year. Top row: Julie Arigo, left, Waikiki Parc Hotel and HLTA chairwoman; George Szigeti, HLTA president & CEO; Harzali Hashim, Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, manager of the year; Douglas Goto, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co. Ltd., allied member of the year; Reginald “Reggie” Ughoc, Sheraton Waikiki, engineer/maintenance person of the year; and Dean Yamaguchi, Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk, bell/valet person of the year.