Steering Committee

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee members are comprised of residents of Kaua‘i. They represent not only the communities that they live in, but also the visitor industry, different business sectors, community and non profit organizations. They guided and developed suggested actions for Kaua‘i’s Destination Management Action Plan.

Kauai Steering Committee Members for Kauai Destination Management Action Plan

Fred Atkins
General Partner
Kauai Kilohana Partners

Jim Braman
General Manager
The Cliffs at Princeville

Alan Carpenter**
Assistant Administrator
State of Hawaii – Department of Land & Natural Resources, Division of State Parks

Stacie Chiba-Miguel
Senior Property Manager
Alexander and Baldwin

Warren Doi
Business Innovation Coordinator
North Shore Community Member

Christopher Gampon*
General Manager
South Side Community Member

Joel Guy
Executive Director
Hanalei Initiative/North Shore Shuttle

Kirsten Hermstad
Executive Director
Hui Makaainana o Makana

Maka Herrod*
Executive Director
Malie Foundation

Stephanie Iona****
Hawaii Tourism Authority Board Member
Civil Engagement Consultant

Francyne Johnson
East Side Community Member

Leanora Kaiaokamalie
Long Range Planner
West Side Community Member

Sue Kanoho
Executive Director
Kauai Visitors Bureau

John Kaohelaulii
Kauai Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce

Sabra Kauka

Will Lydgate
Lydgate Farms

Stephanie Moir***
South Side Community Member

Kaliko Mokuahi****
Kamehameha Schools Kauai Strategist
Kamehameha Schools

Thomas Nizo
Festival Director
Historic Waimea Theater and Cultural Arts Center dba Waimea Theater

Mark Perriello
President and CEO
Kauai Chamber of Commerce

Ben Sullivan*
Sustainability Manager
OED, County of Kauai

Candace Tabuchi
Asst. Professor
Hospitality and Tourism, Kauai Community College

Buffy Trujillo*
Regional Director
Kamehameha Schools

Denise Wardlow*
General Manager
Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

Moani Tolentino***
Hawaiian Culture Manager
Grand Hyatt Kauai

Virginia “Lei” Aiu Taber***
East Side Community Member

Marie Williams*
Long Range Planner
Planning Department, County of Kauai

* Member of the original Steering Committee, but no longer serving on the Committee.

** Steering Committee member as of Summer 2021.

*** Steering Committee member as of Spring 2022.

**** Steering Committee member as of Summer 2022.

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