Chris joined MC&A as President and CEO by purchasing 50% of the company in 2001. Bringing 35 years of business experience, with a primary focus in tourism, Chris has applied well-developed leadership skills and business discipline in continuing MC&A’s already excellent reputation in the Hawaii marketplace and growing the business in the leisure travel market. Growth under Chris’s direction has included additional wholesale accounts, increased cruise line business and a new partnership with Hawaiian Airlines that provides passengers with activities and ground services fulfillment through a custom designed web site. Chris assumed complete ownership of MC&A in 2005.
Before joining MC&A, Chris was president of the Hilo Hattie retail chain, and before that was responsible for American Express’ travel and card business in Hawaii. He has also served as Chairman of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce & the Aloha United Way campaign.