W.H. Shipman ushers in a new president

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Retired W.H. Shipman Ltd. President Bill Walter and Peggy Farias, the company's new president, pose Wednesday in front of a portrait of nene geese, the Hawaii state bird, in Shipman's Keaau headquarters.

The reins of the Big Island’s fourth-largest private landowner quietly changed hands last week.