Our Feature Member of the month is a Past President of the MPI Aloha Chapter, Ms. Adele Tasaka with “Meet Hawaii”. Adele is one of our chapter’s founding members who helped form the chapter and bring it to where it is today. We were thrilled to hear about her fabulous experiences with MPI!
Thanks Adele, for all you do! Heres a bit of our interview with Adele:
MPI: What prompted you to join MPI?
AT: As the premier meetings organization I believed that it would provide me with the opportunity to gain leadership skills and expand my network of planner contacts for business opportunities.
MPI How long have you been a member?
AT: 21 years
MPI: What have you gained from your membership and what do you still hope to gain?
AT: MPI afforded me to expand my horizon to connect with the MPI community across the world, opportunities to grow by holding leadership positions, to con?nue to learn thru educa?on and peers and to be involved in the community. My affilia?on with MPI opened doors as industry partners recognize the credibility of this elite organization.
MPI: How long have you been in the Industry? What led you to this profession?
AT: I have been in the industry for over 30 years. My college degree is in educations with a minor in communication and Japanese language. With all intention to become a teacher, I returned home from doing post graduate study in Japan to find no teaching jobs. Naturally I vacillated to applying at hotels as I worked in Waikik during high school and college with a short stint at the Ala Moana Hotel as an interpreter. I have found working in the industry gra?fying and have made so many incredible friendships over the years and have been blessed.
MPI: Tell us about you…your hobbies & interests…..
AT: If time allows, I love throwing pottery as well as arts and crafts. Our family loves sports, especially baseball and football. Each year, we attempt to travel and experience something new that is on our bucket list.
If you would like to contact Adele, you may do so with the following contact Information!
Adele K. Tasaka
Sr. Director of Accounts
Meetings Conventions & Incentives
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau Meet Hawaii
2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Ste. 801
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Direct: 808 924-0225
Main: 808 923-1811
Fax: 808 924-0293