Above: RCUH Executive Director Sylvia Yuen and 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 recognized among a handful of individuals nominated for the Outstanding Employee of the Year award during the annual RCUH awards luncheon in early November.

Chris was nominated for playing a key role in securing grant funding for high-tech workforce development programs, and for expanding outreach and communications activities. In 2017, he helped bring in more than $35,000 to provide STEM work and education opportunities to Hawaiʻi high school and college students. Chris 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.”