A Hui Hou!
Michael Jokovich recently announced that he has been promoted and will soon be leaving us to oversee a portfolio of properties on the East Coast as Hyatt's Senior Vice President of Field Operations.
As many of you know, my longtime buddy Joko is an accomplished veteran of our industry with decades of experience culminating most recently as area vice president for Hyatt Hotels Hawaii and more than four years as the general manager of the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. He has lived and worked extensively in Hawai'i and truly exemplifies what it means to be kamaʻāina.
Joko has always been active in our community, serving twice as HLTA chairperson, as a board member of both the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association and the Wailea Community Association, and as a member of the advisory council for the University of Hawai'i College of Business Travel Industry Management program. As HLTA's chairperson, he led us through an unprecedented pandemic with quiet but steadfast leadership, and I could not be more grateful for such an excellent chairperson and partner to work with throughout the worst days of COVID-19.
Though he will soon be leaving the islands, I know this is not a final goodbye. As 'a hui hou' really means: until we meet again. In short- to Michael and Debbie, from all of your colleagues and friends at HLTA, we say: Aloha Later!
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