Board of Directors

HTA Board of Directors

HTA’s Board of Directors is a policy-making entity comprised of 12 members, appointed by the Governor of Hawai‘i, who serve as volunteers and meet monthly to guide the agency’s work on behalf of the State of Hawai‘i. Board approval is required for key HTA functions and initiatives, including its annual budget and annual marketing plan, which includes funding support of community programs.

At least one HTA board member is appointed to represent the four island counties: the City and County of Honolulu, Maui County, County of Hawai‘i and County of Kaua‘i.

HTA’s remaining board members are appointed to serve in an at-large capacity. At least six board members shall have knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of visitor industry management, marketing, promotion, transportation, retail, entertainment or visitor attractions.

At least one board member shall have knowledge and expertise in the area of Hawaiian cultural practices.

No more than three members shall represent, be employed by, or be under contract to any sector of the industry represented on the board.


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HTA Board Members

Mr. David Z. Arakawa
Executive Director
Land Use Research Foundation of Hawai‘i

Mr. Mufi Hannemann
President & CEO
Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association

Ms. Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO
Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i

Ms. Kimberly Agas
General Manager
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa

Ms. Stephanie Iona
Civil Engagement Consultant

Mr. James Kunane Tokioka
DBEDT Director | Ex Officio
Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

Mr. Dylan Ching
VP of Operations
TS Restaurants

Mr. James McCully
McCully Works

Mr. Mike White
General Manager (Retired)
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel & The Plantation Inn

Ms. Faylene "Mahina" Paishon
CEO & Co-Founder
Waiwai Collective

Mr. Blaine Miyasato
Managing Director - State Government Affairs
Hawaiian Airlines

Mr. Sig Zane
Sig Zane Designs

Maʻemaʻe Toolkit

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Partnership Opportunities

HTA's Global Marketing Team offers a variety of consumer, travel trade, and MCI marketing opportunities. Partnership opportunities include digital and social media marketing, public relations, travel trade, and meeting sales programs.

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