Above: RCUH Executive Director Sylvia Yuen stands with PISCES Public Information Officer Chris Yoakum outside the Waialae Country Club during RCUH’s annual awards luncheon on Nov. 5, 2018.

PISCES’ Public Information Officer Chris Yoakum was honored during RCUH’s annual awards luncheon in early November among a handful of individuals nominated for the 2018 Outstanding Employee of the Year award.

Chris was recognized for playing a key role in securing grant funding for PISCES’ Workforce Development programs, as well as his efforts to expand the agency’s outreach and communications activities. In 2017, he secured more than $35,000 to provide STEM work and education opportunities to local high school and college students. He also expanded PISCES’ participation in community outreach and education events to engage youth and the public in the agency’s aerospace development work.

“It was an honor to be nominated and recognized for the work I’ve been doing here,” Chris said. “PISCES has given me a lot of support and opportunities to grow as a professional, and I feel grateful to be a part of the team.”