HAWAIʻI WELCOMES FESTPAC

The Faces of FESTPAC

In 2018, the Hawaiʻi State Legislature appointed a temporary commission to oversee the planning and implementation of FESTPAC Hawaiʻi.  Its nine members, appointed by the Governor, state lawmakers and officials, represent the culture, spirit and heart of Hawaiʻi.  Many have experienced the power of FESTPAC first hand over the years.

Commissioners

Chair, Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority President & CEOʻs designee

Kalani Kaʻanāʻanā

*2012-Solomon Islands, 2016-Guam

Senate Presidentsʻs designee

Senator Jarrett Keohokalole

House Speaker’s designee

Representative Richard Onishi

Governor’s designee

Maenette AhNee-Benham

City & County of Honolulu Mayor’s designee

Makanani Salā

CEO, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Dr. Sylvia M. Hussey

Director, Dept. Of Business Economic Development & Tourism

Mike McCartney

Community Member, Governor-appointed

Māpuana de Silva

*2000-New Caledonia, 2004-Palau, 2008-American Samoa, 2012-Solomon Islands, 2016-Guam

COMMUNITY MEMBER, GOVERNOR-APPOINTED

Snowbird Bento

*1992-Rarotonga, 2004-Palau

*Festival attendance