Vericella Appointed Chief of HVCB

HONOLULU -- After searching for a new chief for six months, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau named Tony Vericella president and chief executive officer. Vericella, Budget's vice president and general manager for Asia/Pacific, based here, will join the bureau Oct. 15.

Roy Tokujo, HVCB board chairman and chief executive officer of Cove Marketing, said Vericella has "a complete understanding of how the HVCB works, where it has been and where it has to go." Vericella, 44, was HVCB board chairman for two years, from July 1, 1995 until this June. He succeeds Paul Casey, who headed the bureau from June 1995 to March this year.

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