Maui Hotel & Lodging Association installs officers
WAILUKU — During an annual membership luncheon on Sept. 16 at The Sheraton Maui Resort, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association installed its 2009-10 Board of Directors.
Officers are: Chairman Gregg Nelson of Napili Kai Beach Resort, Vice Chairman Matthew Bailey of the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, Treasurer Sharon Suzuki of Maui Electric Company and Secretary Carol Reimann of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA).
The Board of Directors includes Nane Aluli of The Mauian Hotel, Craig Anderson of The Westin Maui, Chip Bahouth of Sheraton Maui Resort, Nancy Chaplick of Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Tom Donovan of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, Christof Luedi of Fairmont Kealani, Declan McCarthy of Makena Beach & Golf Resort, Murray Towill of the Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Association and Mike White of Kaanapali Beach Hotel.
The luncheon was preceded by a mini-product trade show featuring MHLA allied business, who showcased their fine products to visitor industry leaders and dignitaries.
Keynote speakers at this annual gathering included Mayor Charmaine Tavares and State Tourism Liaison Marsha Wienert.
“We are pleased to have such a dynamic group of leaders on the MHLA board,” said Nelson, general manager of Napili Kai Beach Resort.
“Collectively, we have literally over three century’s worth of expertise amongst the board, which will be invaluable as we take an active role in advocating for the visitor industry during these very challenging times.”
The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to advocate for the visitor industry.
MHLA supports workforce development via the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, which is in three Maui public high schools; provides educational opportunities for scholarships to high school and Maui Community College students; and gives back to the community through the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Excellence in Education golf tournament and Kupuna Dinner.
For information, contact MHLA at 244-8625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.