Staff

HTA Staff

HTA is administratively attached to the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT). HTA’s president and chief executive officer reports directly to HTA’s board of directors and is responsible for assisting the board in its responsibility to fulfill the mandates of Chapter 201B of the Hawaii Revised Statutes.

HTA Executives

John De Fries
President and Chief Executive Officer

Pattie Herman
Vice President, Marketing & Product Development

 

Keith Regan
Chief Administrative Officer

Marc Togashi
Vice President, Finance

 

HTA Staff

Anda Garel
Administrative Assistant

Ariana Kwan
Administrative Assistant

Carole Hagihara-Loo
Executive Assistant

Caroline Anderson
Director of Community Enrichment

Chris Sadayasu
Market Manager, Oceania, Canada, Sports Administration

Dede Howa
Program Specialist

Jadie Goo
Director of Marketing, Korea & Japan

Jennifer Chun
Director of Tourism Research

Joseph Patoskie
Tourism Research Manager

Kalani L. Ka‘anā‘anā
Director of Hawaiian Cultural Affairs & Natural Resources

Kristen Andres
Administrative Assistant

Laci Goshi
Market Manager, USA

Lawrence Liu
Tourism Research Statistician

Maile Caravalho
Accounting Assistant

Maka Casson-Fisher
Program Specialist

Marisa Yamane
Director of  Communications & Public Relations

Michele Shiowaki
Administrative Assistant

Minh-Chau Chun
Tourism Research Manager

Ronald Rodriguez
Contract Specialist

Talon Kishi
Budget and Fiscal Officer

Tracey Fermahin
Administrative Assistant

 

Updated: 4/1/2021

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