Hawaii Tourism Authority fills top job vacated 6 months ago - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Hawaii Tourism Authority fills top job vacated 6 months ago

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Tourism Authority has a new leader in industry advocate George Szigeti.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Szigeti was chosen out of almost two dozen candidates and will be sworn in at the next HTA meeting, vacating his role as president and CEO of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association.

Hawaii Tourism Authority's former president Mike McCartney left in November to become chief of staff for Gov. David Ige. The Ige administration also took on the group's vice president of administrative and fiscal affairs, who will be replaced now that Szigeti has stepped in.

Former board chairman Ron Williams has been serving as interim CEO.

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