As we reflect on Hawai‘i’s history, we see moments that were ripe for huliau, windows when deep transformation could readily occur. There is perhaps no better moment than today, in the anticipated wake of COVID-19, to boldly transform tourism, Hawai‘i’s chief economic driver, to a regenerative model that Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority is set to lead.
Bridge Brand Marketing and Destination Management plans that work together to embrace regenerative models that provide value to our communities, our culture, our ʻāina, and our visitors.
Chair of Transition Team
General Manager, Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikīkī and former HTA Chair
Interim Executive Director, Kilohana Collective, and Partner, Pilina First LLP
Director of Cultural Affairs, Royal Hawaiian Center and former HTA Chair
COO & Creative Director, Sig Zane Designs and President, Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation
former Hawaiian Airlines Senior VP of Corporate Communications and Public Relations
CEO and President, Hawai‘i Community Foundation
former HTA Vice President and Director of Marketing and current visitor industry consultant
Manager of Hawaiian Culture, Hyatt Regency Waikīkī
ʻUlalena founder and former HTA Chair
Executive Vice President, The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation
Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
Principal, CM Marketing Group and former chair of O‘ahu Visitors Bureau
COUNCIL for NATIVE HAWAIIAN ADVANCEMENT
Headquartered in Kapolei, The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is a member-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.
For over 20 years, we have provided access to capital, financial education and individualized financial counseling services with a focus on low and moderate-income families. CNHA is also Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the U.S. Treasury department and a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency and serves as a National Intermediary, providing grants and loans targeting underserved communities in Hawaiʻi.