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The HTA is administratively attached to the State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism also referred to as DBEDT. The HTA’s President and Chief Executive Officer reports directly to the HTA Board of Directors and is responsible for assisting the Board in its responsibility to execute the mandate of Chapter 201B of the Hawaii Revised Statues.

George Szigeti

President and Chief Executive Officer 

Randy Baldemor

Chief Operating Officer

Ronald Rodriguez

Contract Specialist

Noriko Sloan

Operations Manager

Charlene Chan

Director of Communications

Kalani Kaanaana

Director of Hawaiian Cultural Affairs

Daniel Nahoopii

Director of Tourism Research

Jennifer Chun

Tourism Research Manager

Minh-Chau Chun

Tourism Research Manager

Lawrence Liu

Tourism Research Statistician

Leslie Dance

Vice President of Marketing & Product Development

Caroline Anderson

Tourism Brand Manager, United States & Europe

Jadie Goo

Director of Marketing,
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong & Southeast Asia

Laci Goshi

Tourism Brand Manager, Canada & Korea

Chika Miyauchi

Tourism Brand Manager, Japan

Chris Sadayasu

Tourism Brand Manager, Oceania

Carole Hagihara

Executive Assistant

Denise Kahalekulu

Administrative Assistant

Michele Shiowaki

Administrative Assistant

Vengie Talaro

Administrative Assistant

Marc Togashi

Vice President, Finance

Iris Takamoto

Budget and Fiscal Officer

Maile Caravalho

Accounting Assistant



DIACRITICALS recognizes the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the `okina [`] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai`i such as Lāna'i). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the website to ensure the best online experience for our visitors. recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in all communications beyond the online platform.

1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 973-2255
Fax: (808) 973-2253

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