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Carlsmith Ball Partner Craig Nakamura Named to Hawaii Tourism Authority Board

Craig Nakamura, a partner in Carlsmith Ball's Maui office, has been appointed to the Hawaii Tourism Authority board of directors, where he replaces Kyoko Kimura, the Hotel Wailea's managing director. According to the HTA website, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), established in 1998, is the lead state agency for tourism. Among its responsibilities, the HTA's is charged with: (1) Setting tourism policy and direction with the goal of contributing to the ongoing, sustainable growth of Hawaii's economy (2) Developing and implementing the State's tourism marketing plan and efforts (3) Managing programs and activities to sustain a healthy visitor industry (4) Developing and implementing the Hawaii Tourism Strategic Plan (5) Coordinating tourism-related research, planning, promotional and outreach activities with the public and private sectors.