2021 PATA Hawaii Student Forum

Wednesday February 3, 2021
2:00PM – 4:00PM
ZOOM Webinar

The Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawaii Chapter hosts the Annual PATA Hawaii Student Forum to provide students majoring in hospitality, tourism, or transportation management with an opportunity to obtain valuable career advice from, and have their career-related questions answered by, a panel of successful professionals in the field. Students and faculty from Hawaii’s higher education programs are invited to participate.


Facilitator: Lenna Shulga, Assistant Professor, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Moderator: Marie Kumabe, Kumabe HR.


  • Kevin Sahara, Director, Hawaii Market Management, Lodging, Expedia
  • Ruthann Yamanaka – SVP, Chief People Officer, Outrigger Hospitality Group
  • Frank Among – Director of Sales and Marketing, Kualoa Ranch
  • Joann Erban – Vice President Customer Success, Roberts Hawaii
  • Kevin Yim – Vice President Marketing and Communications, FCH Enterprises


Student groups and faculty from the following institutions will attend, but all are invited:

  • Brigham Young University, Laie, HI
  • Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
  • Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
  • Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI
  • Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu, HI
  • Kaua’i Community College, Lihue, HI
  • University of Hawaii, Maui College, Kahului, HI
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
  • University of Hawaii West Oahu, Kapolei, HI
  • McKinley High School, Honolulu, HI
  • Windward Community College, Kaneohe, HI