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Board of Directors & Committees

The HTA Board of Directors is a policy-making entity comprised of twelve members, as follows:

  • The members shall include at least one representative each from the City and County of Honolulu, and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui, with the remaining members appointed at-large; and
  • At least six of the members shall have knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of visitor industry management, marketing, promotion, transportation, retail, entertainment, or visitor attractions, and at least one shall have knowledge and expertise in the area of Hawaiian cultural practices, provided that no more than three members shall represent, be employed by, or be under contract to any sector of the industry represented on the board.

As of May 2017


David Z. Arakawa
Executive Director
Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii

Fred Atkins
Managing Partner
Kauai Kilohana Partners

Sean P. Dee
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Outrigger Enterprises Group

Gerald De Mello
Emeritus Professor
Hawaii Community College

Donna Domingo
ILWU Local 142

L. Richard Fried Jr.
Founding Member
Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks Attorneys at Law

George Kam
Ambassador of Aloha

Kuuipo Kumukahi
Hawaiian Culture Manager
Hyatt Regency Waikiki

Sherry Menor-McNamara
President & CEO
Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Craig G. Nakamura
Carlsmith Ball LLP

Kelly Sanders
General Manager
Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

Denise Hayashi Yamaguchi
President & CEO
Denise Hayashi Consulting, LLC































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