HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau failed in its
effort to appoint a president and chief executive officer and will
begin another search.
Roy Tokujo, HVCB chairman, said the bureau's directors were
unable to to reach an agreement on the compensation package with
the candidate recommended by its search committee. The bureau did
not name the candidate who turned down its offer.
The board, he said, will reconsider current candidates and will
accept new applications.
The bureau did not name the candidate who turned down its
The HVCB has been without a president and chief executive
officer since Paul Casey resigned the position March 31 after less
than two years on the job.
Casey joined Hawaiian Airlines as president and chief executive
On resigning, he said that 50% of his time was spent "posturing
and lobbying to ensure that sufficient dollars flow to the
"That is counterproductive," he said.