Our HiEmployment Management Team
Comprised of business leaders with decades of experience both locally and abroad, HiEmployment offers an unmatched understanding of the staffing industry. We understand the challenges involved with building the perfect team or following an exciting career path. Work with our team of professionals to help you find a long lasting and rewarding employment match.
Sean Knox - President & CEO - Hawaii Employment
Sean is the CEO & President of HiEmployment and was previously the owner and President of POI Employment, LLC. Sean has over 18 years of experience in professional staffing in Hawai’i. After working for a national, mainland based staffing agency, Sean decided to open POI Employment in April 2005 with a focus on personalized, high quality services. Sean has been working in business management since 1993, when he received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Puget Sound. Although Sean is a “local boy,” growing up on both the Big Island and Maui, his business management experience has taken him to Washington and England. In 1999, he returned home to Hawaii with his wife Sarah Knox.
Stephanie Morris - Director of Administration
Stephanie joined HiEmployment in 2013 as the receptionist and quickly moved up to Staffing Support, Office Manager, Payroll Manager and is now the Director of Administration. She is our go-to expert for payroll processing, invoicing clients, financial accounting and HR day-to-day tasks. She comes from years of experience in customer service and holds an AAS degree from North Country Community College. She now resides in Vermont continuing to support us remotely. When she is not in the office she enjoys hiking, reading and crafting.
Katheryne Laureano - Staffing Manager (O'ahu)
Katheryne joined HiEmployment in 2013 and made her way from a Staffing Support to a Staffing Supervisor and is currently now the Staffing Manager for Oahu. She primarily oversees industrial, administrative and executive level placements. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the University of Oregon. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from University of Hawaii at Manoa. Katheryne comes from several years of experience in retail management, human resources, business development and customer service. She has a passion for recruiting and is an integral part of the team at HiEmployment through her management of the company’s top clients. With an outgoing and friendly demeanor, her and her team are able to assist companies and candidates in finding the perfect fit. When she isn’t at HiEmployment, she enjoys spending time with her loving husband, 2 sons and daughter.
Mary Ann Llamedo - Staffing Manager (O'ahu)
Mary Ann was born in Great Falls, Montana but has called Honolulu home for more than 40 years. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, MVC; she recently completed her Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University. Mary Ann has been married to husband, Andy, for over 30 years and has three adult daughters who are teachers and professional musicians. Mary Ann spent 17 years in private school education, including administration, before joining the team at HiEmployment as our Educational Services Staffing Manager.
Christina Aqui - Staffing Manager (Kaua'i)
Christina joined the HiEmployment team in 2016 as Staffing Support and has been promoted to Staffing Manager for Kauai. She has 17 years of customer service and management experience. Christina has lived on Kauai for most of her life. Born in Tennessee, her mom brought the family back to where our Kapule Ohana is from. Her passion is in helping others, whether they are family, friends, customers, clients or employees.
Working in the staffing industry, Christina utilizes her management skills and experience to support the HiEmployment clients and candidates who are looking to fulfill their staffing needs. Being from Kauai, where there are “small town values”, she strives to treat everyone like she has known them all her life.
When she is not working, she enjoys assisting those in need with necessary food, shelter and services. Christina also started a program with her sister called Mary and Martha Ministries where they assist transitioning female inmates as they reenter society, giving them a chance at success.
Dion Saimon - Staffing Manager (Hawai'i Island)
Dion joined the HiEmployment ohana in 2019 as a Staffing Support and lately has been serving our team as the Hawai’i Island Staffing Manager. Dion has over 10 years of customer service and case management experience.
Originally from the beautiful island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Dion moved to Hawai’i in 2008 to study at the University of Hawaii at the Hilo campus and have since called Hilo home. Dion is currently a sitting executive board member of two non-profit organizations focused on helping immigrants settle into this beautiful island and becoming productive members of the society. In his free time, Dion likes to be socializing with people from all walks of life and getting to know all the cultures and ways that each group of people live in this “chop suey” society that we call home.
Adilehua Kong - Staffing Manager (Maui)
Andi was born and raised on the North Shore of O’ahu and has been happy to call Maui her new home for the past 16 years. She has worked in the hospitality and management industry for over 10 years and was so excited to join the HiEmployment team in 2022. She started as a Staffing Support and is now the Staffing Manager of Maui, looking to support the people of Maui and give back to the community. She enjoys traveling, eating Ono food, and taking care of her family.
Sarah Pou - Staffing Manager (O'ahu)
745 Fort Street
Honolulu, HI, 96813
2975 Haleko Road
Lihue, HI 96766
62 N Market Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Kona: 75-5656 Kuakini Highway Suite 102A
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Hilo: 308 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720