The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s board of administrators has introduced the appointment of long-time tourism govt, Chris Tatum, as its new president and chief govt.
Tatum’s appointment concludes a four-month search and assessment of greater than 100 candidates to seek out and appoint a brand new chief of the company answerable for managing tourism for the state of Hawai‘i.
Tatum is anticipated to start work at HTA by the tip of December.
Tatum stated: “It is a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to make a distinction in my house by creating a sustainable model technique that enhances the customer’s expertise, whereas preserving our lifestyle.”
Tatum, who moved to Hawai‘i as a youth, is an achieved govt of Hawai‘i’s tourism trade, with a powerful profession spanning 37 years at Marriott, the place he’s presently the realm normal supervisor for Marriott Resorts Hawai‘i.
He has additionally served because the opening resident supervisor of the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and the JW Marriott in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and because the opening normal supervisor for the Brisbane Marriott Lodge in Australia.
HTA board chair, Rick Fried, commented: “Chris Tatum has a great mixture of qualities, expertise and dedication to service that’s wanted to steer the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority ahead, and the flexibility to information the long run course of our state’s most vital trade in serving the pursuits of residents on all islands.”
Tatum has contributed his time and experience to the betterment of Hawai‘i’s tourism trade that goes past his skilled duties for Marriott.
At present, he serves as chairman of the Hawai‘i Guests and Conference Bureau and he beforehand served as chairman of each the Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Affiliation and O‘ahu Guests Bureau.