Skal International Hawaii

International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals


Board of Directors - 2022
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Joe Ibarra

General Manager

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Vice President

Simeon Miranda

General Manager

Embassy Suites by

Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk

Skal Hawaii's Board of Directors for 2021 includes its Officers - President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer along               with currently eight Directors.           The Board also incudes our two Skal USA          representatives (senior/junior)         and two auditors.

The Board is nominated and voted into office and serves for a one year term in accordance with our by-laws.

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David Crouch

Resort Director

HGV Grand Waikikian


Phil Sammer

General Manager

The Ilima Hotel

Previous board members


Jeffrey Eslinger

Senior Director of Marketing Insight

Hawaii visitor &Convention Bureau

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Brian Chan

Front Office Manager

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

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John Foy

Area Sales Manager

Enterprise Holdings Hawaii

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Valerie King-Azevedo

General Manager

Sea Life Park Hawai'i

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Rachel Lii

Regional Account Manager

First Onsite

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Richard Oshiro

Director of Sales and Marketing

Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel

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Ted Sakai


Hospitality Solutions Today, LLC

SIUSA Representatives
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Jennifer Chun

Director of Tourism Research

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Valerie Davis


Cruise Voyages


Emi Espinda

Reg. Director of Sales & Marketing

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Corey Kozuma

Assistant Golf Professional

Mid-Pacific Country Club