WOVA Appoints Executive Director

HONOLULU -- The Waikiki/Oahu Visitors Association appointed Les Enderton executive director. He will organize a new headquarters for the group, which previously was managed by The Kiely Co.

Enderton operated his own Honolulu advertising agency, Enderton & Associates Inc., specializing in travel accounts, for the past 12 years. Before starting his business, he was marketing director for Aloha Airlines.

The Waikiki/Oahu Visitors Association, the Oahu chapter of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, announced in May that it planned to open an office and was searching for an executive director and full-time staff.

David Carey, WOVA president, said that the decision was made because of the expanding needs of the group.

The Kiely Co., a Honolulu travel sales and marketing company, had managed the association under contract for nine years.

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