The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) board of directors has announced the appointment of Ron Williams as its new board chair. Williams succeeds Kelvin Bloom, who has served the maximum of two consecutive, one-year terms as board chair.
“Ron is a long-time industry veteran who his spent his entire 30-year career working in Hawaii’s visitor industry,” said Mike McCartney, HTA president and chief executive officer. “His expertise and demonstrated leadership is invaluable to the HTA as we work to strengthen Hawaii’s tourism economy.”
Williams was first appointed to the HTA board in 2009. He is the CEO and president of Atlantis Adventures, overseeing the management and operations of one of Hawaii’s largest tour companies. Currently, he also serves as a board member of the Activities & Attractions Association of Hawaii (A3H) and Maui Youth & Family Services.