Don Horner Named Chairman of HVCB

Horner to lead the board for 2011 By: Janeen Christoff
Horner // (c) HVCB
Horner // (c) HVCB

Donald G. Horner, chairman and CEO of First Hawaiian Bank, has been named chairman of the board of directors for the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) for 2011. He succeeds Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines, who was chairman for the past two years.

“Don’s position as one of the leaders of our business community is a great asset to the Bureau, since tourism’s wellbeing affects virtually every business in the state,” said John Monahan, HVCB’s president and CEO. “Under his leadership, we will look to further strengthen the synergy between tourism and the local business communities on all islands as we continue to brand Hawaii as a top destination for leisure and business travel.”

Horner, who heads up the islands’ oldest and largest bank, has a long record of community service in Hawaii. He is currently board chair of the First Hawaiian Bank Foundation, board member and treasurer of Iolani School and board member emeritus of Mid-Pacific Institute. He is also a board member of The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, Children’s Discovery Center, Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation, Hawaii Asia Pacific Association, Foundation for the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Filipino Community Center and the Honolulu Festival Foundation. Additionally, Horner serves on the advisory committees for the National Financial Services Roundtable and the National Pearl Harbor Memorial Fund. 

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