Cayetano nominates six for HTA board

HONOLULU -- Gov. Ben Cayetano is replacing six of 13 members on the Hawaii Tourism Authority board when their terms end June 30 with a group that he hopes will more broadly represent the state's business community in marketing the islands to tourists, according to his spokeswoman.

Cayetano has nominated Sharon Weiner, a group vice president with DFS; Nadine Nakamura, a Kauai County planning consultant; Mike McCartney, a former state senator and president of Hawaii Public Television; Stephen Yamashiro, a former Big Island mayor and attorney; Lawrence Johnson, the former chief executive officer of Pacific Century Corp.; and Alice Guild, the former executive director of Iolani Palace.

The nominees must be confirmed by the state Senate this month.

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