Hawaii Tourism Authority Appoints New Chief Operating Officer, Makes Other Changes

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, is pleased to announce that Randy Baldemor will join the HTA as its chief operating officer and Marc Togashi has been promoted to vice president of finance.

Baldemor has served in numerous leadership positions with the State of Hawaii, including deputy director at the Department of Human Resources Development, director of strategic initiatives at the Governor's office, deputy director with the Department of Taxation, and deputy chief information officer for the Office of Information Management and Technology.

He also spent time in the private sector as the president of DiscoveryBox, Inc., assistant vice president of claims at Island Insurance Companies and was a partner at the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel. Baldemor received his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in political science and his juris doctorate with a graduate certificate in global trade, transportation and logistics from the University of Washington.

Togashi joined the HTA in 2011 as its fiscal manager. Previously, he spent seven years with public accounting firm KPMG. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Togashi received his bachelor of business administration in accounting and finance and a master's degree in accounting.

In addition, the HTA also announced that David Uchiyama will be leaving his position as vice president of brand management. 

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