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The HTA is administratively attached to the State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism also referred to as DBEDT. The HTA’s President and Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the HTA Board of Directors and is responsible for assisting the Board in its responsibility to execute the mandate of Chapter 201B of the Hawaii Revised Statues.


George Szigeti President and Chief Executive Officer 
Randy Baldemor Chief Operating Officer
Marc Togashi Vice President, Finance
Leslie Dance Vice President of Marketing & Product Development
Carole Hagihara Executive Assistant
Caroline Anderson Tourism Brand Manager, United States & Europe
Charlene Chan Director of Communications
Chika Miyauchi Tourism Brand Manager, Japan
Chris Sadayasu Tourism Brand Manager, Oceania
Daniel Nahoopii Director of Tourism Research
Denise Kahalekulu Administrative Assistant
Jadie Goo

Director of Marketing,
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Southeast Asia

Jennifer Chun Tourism Research Manager
Kalani Kaanaana Director of Hawaiian Cultural Affairs
Laci Goshi Tourism Brand Manager, Canada & Korea
Lawrence Liu Tourism Research Statistician
Maile Caravalho Accounting Assistant
Michele Shiowaki Administrative Assistant
Minh-Chau Chun Tourism Research Manager
Noriko Sloan Operations Manager
Ronald Rodriguez Contract Specialist
Vengie Talaro Administrative Assistant

DIACRITICALS recognizes the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the `okina [`] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai`i such as Lāna'i). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the website to ensure the best online experience for our visitors. recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in all communications beyond the online platform.

1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 973-2255
Fax: (808) 973-2253

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