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HVCB Staff Directory
 

John Monahan President and Chief Executive Officer

Tom Mullen Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Phone

808-924-0204

Jay Talwar Senior Vice President of Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer

John Reyes Senior Vice President, Chief MCI Sales Officer

Corporate and Financial Services
 

Donna Valenciano Controller

Andrew Bailey Corporate Services Coordinator

Sa Taʻala Executive Assistant to J. Monahan & T. Mullen - Board Corporate Secretary

Shari Lee Director, Human Resources

Brandon Goda Compliance Analyst

Island Chapters
 

 

Sue Kanoho Executive Director, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

Maile Brown Director of Marketing, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

Fun fact: Originally from Hilo.

Lani Pascua-Kaui Coordinator, Sales, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

Fun fact: Loves ice cream, dark chocolate and volleyball!

Christy Lagundino Office Assistant, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

Fun fact: Former Future Farmers of America (FFA) member.

Patricia Ornellas Destination Manager, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

Becky Sadamitsu Administrative Assistant, Kauaʻi Visitors Bureau

 

Noelani Schilling-Wheeler Executive Director, Oʻahu Visitors Bureau

Fun fact: Grew up around beer breweries, is a Master Brewer’s daughter and comes from a brewing family.

Karishma Chowfin Director of Sales, Oʻahu Visitors Bureau

Catherine Orlans Oʻahu Destination Manager, Oʻahu Visitors Bureau

Fun fact: Loves thrifting and sees it as an easy sustainable practice that gives back to our local community.

Joyce Bernardo Director of Marketing, Oʻahu Visitors Bureau

Fun fact: Favorite food is curry - ALL curry is a good curry.

 

Sherry Duong Executive Director, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Fun fact: Sherry loves traveling and comparing other destinations to Maui.

Leanne Pletcher Director of PR & Marketing, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Fun fact: Leanne loves to share her Grandma’s Coffee Cake recipe and has been baking it for family and friends since she was a little girl.

Janet Kuwahara Senior Manager of Operations, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Fun fact: Loves to travel and shop!!!

June Pagdilao Director of Sales, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Meagan DeGaia Destination Manager, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

Rachelle Duarte Administrative Assistant, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau

 

Ross Birch Executive Director, Island of Hawaiʻi Visitors Bureau

Debbie Hogan Senior Director of Sales, Island of Hawaiʻi Visitors Bureau

Deanna Isbister Director of Sales, Island of Hawaiʻi Visitors Bureau

Fun fact: Has lived in Washington, Oregon, California, West Virginia, Colorado………Hawaiʻi called her back home!

Donna Kimura Director, Marketing, Island of Hawaiʻi Visitors Bureau

Rachel Kaiama Destination Manager - Island of Hawaiʻi Visitors Bureau

Market Insights & Customer Relationship Management

 

Barbara Okamoto Senior Vice President Market Insights & Customer Relationship Management

Jeffrey Eslinger Senior Director, Market Insights

Teresa Nguyen Senior Analyst – Market Insights & Customer Relationship Management

Roxanne Relles Manager, Customer Relationship Management

Marketing
 

Gina Chun Senior Director, Advertising and Marketing Programs

Darlene Morikawa Senior Director, Public Relations/Communications

Lei-Ann Field Director, Public Relations and Destination Management Support

Heidi Fujimoto Executive Assistant, Marketing

Kara Imai Senior Director, Digital Marketing

Kainoa Daines Senior Director, Brand

Fun fact: Recognized as one of Hawaiʻi's best and brightest young business leaders with Pacific Business News' signature 40 Under 40 award in 2018.

Susie Kim Director, Content Development

Fun fact: Loves traveling, hiking and cooking. Enjoys watching international films and K-dramas!

Marisa Wong Social Marketing Manager

Fun fact: Marisa is a former winner of Hawaiʻi Stars, a local singing competition.

Meet Hawaiʻi
 

Adele Tasaka Senior Director of Sales

Lynn Whitehead Senior Director, Citywide Sales

Meredith Parkins Regional Director of Sales, Eastern Region

Oleg Nakonechny Director, Client Services

Pauline Yang Sales Coordinator

Ernie Garcia Senior Director, Citywide Sales

Adrienne Nudo Senior Director, Citywide Sales

Kathy Dever Regional Director of Sales, Midwest Region

Josette Murai Convention Services Manager, Meet Hawaiʻi

Membership
 

Karen Wataru Nakaoka Sr. Director Member and Community Engagement

Fun fact: Absolutely obsessed with her recently adopted rescue dog, Luca.

Bill Kennedy Manager, Membership Services and Operations

Fun fact: Long time fan of University of Hawaiʻi Men's and Wahine Volleyball. Go Bows!

Armida York Manager, Membership Development and Engagement

Fun fact: Loves to watch sports, blogging about her dog, and wine country hopping.

Travel Trade
 

Robyn Basso Senior Director, Travel Industry Partnerships

Erica Neves Manager, Travel Industry Partnerships

Rachelle Fushikoshi Administrative Assistant, Travel Industry Partnerships/Mktg


 

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HVCB Consumer Web Site
https://www.gohawaii.com

HVCB Meetings and Convention Web Site
https://www.meethawaii.com

HVCB Travel Agent Web Site
https://agents.gohawaii.com

HVCB Corporate Web Site

http://www.hvcb.org


 

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Corporate Phone Number
(808) 923-1811

HVCB Email
info@hvcb.org

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