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CVB Sales Staff | Meet Hawaii

Our dedicated and passionate CVB Sales Staff is ready to help you plan an exciting and memorable event in this diverse and culturally rich destination. With the combined expertise of the Hawaii Convention Center (HCC), the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and our international MICE specialists, you'll quickly realize why Meet Hawaii is your valuable meeting planning partner.
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Mary Neister
Vice President Meet Hawaii
Location: Hawaii
call me8089240253
Adele Tasaka
HVCB Senior Director of Accounts
Territory: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Location: Honolulu, HI
Responsibilities: Selling Hawai‘i as a meetings destination and developing new business leads for meetings and incentive programs by groups based in Hawai‘i and selected key markets nationally. Ms. Tasaka’s career in the visitor industry spans more than 35 years and has included sales and marketing positions in hotels and luxury resorts in California and Hawai‘i.
call me(808) 924-0225
Christine Davidson
HCC Regional Director of Accounts
Market: Corporate, Sports
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
call me408-892-5229
Dawn Eagleton
HCC Regional Director of Accounts
Market: Association
Territory: U.S. East Coast
Location: Washington, DC
Janet Kuwata
Director of Conventions
Territory: Asia Pacific
Location: Same as DMO
Joan Palmtag
HVCB Regional Director of Accounts
Territory: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Western Canada
Location: San Ramon, CA
Responsibilities: Selling Hawai‘i as a meetings destination and developing new business leads for meetings and incentive programs by groups based on the West Coast and in Western Canada. Now based in California, Ms. Palmtag had previously lived in Hawai‘i and worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. Her career experience includes 10 years in hotel operations and group sales at the Maui Inter-Continental Hotel, Wailea Resort, followed by 10 years handling national sales for The Westin Maui and Westin Maui Prince Hotel.
call me(925) 359-6922
Kathy Dever
HVCB Regional Director of Accounts
Territory: Illinois (Accounts A-H), Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, Nebraska, Eastern Canada
Location: Chicago
Responsibilities: Selling Hawai‘i as a meetings destination and developing new business leads for meetings and incentive programs by groups based in the Midwest and Eastern Canada. Ms. Dever began her career in the hospitality industry in 1984 and her experience includes sales and marketing positions with the Maui Inter-Continental Hotel, the Kapalua Bay Hotel Maui, Stouffer Hotels & Resorts, and Camino Real Hotels & Resorts – Westin Hotels Mexico.
call me(312) 646-5353
Lee Conching
Vice President Meet Hawaii Citywide Sales
Territory: Southern California
Location: Honolulu, HI
call me(808) 943-3555
Lois Asato
HCC Director of Accounts
Market: Local Sales
Territory: Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, HI
call me8089433553
Meredith Parkins
HVCB Regional Director of Accounts
Market: Association
Territory: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Tri-State Area (MD, DC, VA) Accounts (A-M)
Location: Washington, DC
Responsibilities: Selling Hawai‘i as a meetings destination and developing new business leads for meetings and conferences, primarily by associations based in U.S. East markets, with particular emphasis given to the vital Washington, DC market. Ms. Parkins has more than 12 years of sales experience within the meetings and hospitality industry including 10 years representing HVCB and HCC in Washington, DC.
call me(703) 625-0163
Trevor Newman
HCC Account Manager
Market: Sports, Expos
Territory: Hawaii
Location: Honolulu, HI