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Aloha and Mahalo to the HCC's Joe Davis
Over the past 12 years, the Hawaii Convention Center’s general manager Joe Davis has elevated the HCC to become an award-winning, first-class facility, recognized for its high standards of service and rave reviews. He has been instrumental in securing major conventions with the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists and Asian Development Bank, as well as the guiding the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week in 2011.
Davis embraced HCC’s neighbors, making changes to the operation to reduce impact on the neighborhood, building community relationships and significantly reducing complaints. And under his guidance, the HCC has received numerous awards in convention center management, including 14 consecutive Prime Site Awards (Facilities & Destinations Magazine, 1999-2012), Best Convention Host Award (Premier Traveler Magazine, 2012) and the Distinctive Achievement Award (Association Convention & Facilities Magazine, 2012).
“Joe’s leadership and experience has made him an invaluable asset to the HCC and Hawaii’s tourism economy,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the HTA. “He has been a dedicated partner and friend to us all. We want to say mahalo to Joe for his hard work, accomplishments and friendship and we wish him a fond aloha in his retirement.”
In the interim, Assistant General Manager Randall Tanaka will serve as the HCC’s General Manager.