The board of the Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced the election of Kelvin Bloom to serve as its chair at a board meeting held at The Lodge at Koele on Lāna’i.
Bloom has served on the HTA board since 2006.
“As the current vice-chair, Kelvin has brought his enthusiasm and a new perspective to the Authority,” said Rex Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the HTA. “Additionally, his extensive background in the visitor industry provides a valuable perspective for HTA’s board. I am confident that his knowledge and leadership will continue to guide HTA as we strive to manage Hawai’i tourism in ways that will benefit both our residents and visitors.”
Bloom succeeds Douglas Chang who has served two consecutive terms as board chair. Bloom has more than 30 years of experience in Hawai’i's visitor industry and is currently the president of ResortQuest Hawai’i, LLC.
Previously, Bloom was the founding president of Castle Resorts & Hotels and the chief operating officer of The Castle Group. Prior to joining Castle Resorts & Hotels, he served as vice president of the Hawai’i region for Village Resorts. An active member in the community, Bloom also serves on many boards including the Hawai’i Hotel & Lodging Association, Waikīkī Improvement Association, Pacifc Rim Bank and Mānoa Valley Theatre.