The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has welcomed Sherry Menor-McNamara, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and Kelly Sanders, area managing director of Marriott Hotels and Resorts Waikiki, to its board of directors.
Gov. David Ige recently nominated the two business leaders to serve on HTA’s board and their appointment was confirmed by the Hawaii State Legislature. Their terms run through June 2020.
Menor-McNamara has led the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii since 2013 and been a strong advocate for Hawaii’s business community since joining the organization in 2006. She previously held senior-level positions directing the chamber’s government relations, membership, events and marketing departments.
Sanders, a hotel industry veteran for three decades, has held senior leadership positions for the Starwood and Marriott brands in Hawaii since 2006. Popular and respected within Hawaii’s tourism industry, Sanders is recognized for his expertise at strategic planning, organizational development, team building and associate relations.
“Sherry and Kelly have extensive insight about business, travel and hospitality in the Hawaiian Islands that will be of tremendous help in our fulfillment of HTA’s mission to continually strengthen tourism for the State of Hawaii,” said George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO.