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