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Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Vice President, Finance Marc Togashi to Depart Agency

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2023
HTA Release (23-06)

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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Vice President of Finance Marc Togashi will be departing the organization on February 28 to assume a leadership position at the State Department of Human Resources Development.
“For nearly 12 years, Marc has anchored and guided HTA in various leadership capacities, supporting our agency through organizational transitions, prudently managing our financial affairs, and enhancing our processes and systems,” said John De Fries, HTA’s president and CEO. “We extend our deepest gratitude and aloha to Marc for all his contributions and wish him and his ‘ohana the best in his new chapter ahead.”
During his tenure, Togashi has served as HTA’s interim president and CEO, as well as acting chief administrative officer, in addition to assuming his regular responsibilities leading the finance team. He joined HTA as fiscal manager in May 2011. Prior to that, Togashi worked at KPMG LLP for nearly eight years during which he oversaw all aspects of audit engagements including internal control process and financial assessments for clients spanning government, utilities, land development, education, and construction.
“It has been my pleasure and a sincere privilege to serve the HTA and our board of directors, as we have been able to nimbly adapt and shift toward guiding a regenerative tourism future for our community,” said Togashi. “I firmly believe in our mission and the hardworking, dedicated colleagues I’ve worked alongside over the years, and will miss their camaraderie dearly.”

Media Contacts:

T. Ilihia Gionson
Public Affairs Officer
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
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