Hawaii convention centers regional director of accounts for the Nort

first_imgBrian Reaver The Hawai‘i Convention Center is pleased to announce that Brian Reaver, regional director of accounts for the Northeast, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the ‘New Star’ award by the New York Society of Association Executives.The award recognizes the significant contribution of a new NYSAE member with less than three years of service made to NYSAE in the areas of committee work, special projects or new programs. Reaver has been a member of NYSAE since November 2009. He serves on NYSAE’s Meet NY committee, which plans the annual Meet NY client/customer showcase in New York with qualified executives and planners. Reaver also hosted the NYSAE board during a visit to Hawaii in 2010. “The Hawai‘i Convention Center encourages its employees to be active leaders in their communities and professional associations,” said Joe Davis, SMG general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. “Brian sets the standard in exemplary leadership, and we are proud of him for receiving this prestigious recognition.”Reaver, who is based in Philadelphia, is responsible for managing day-to-day sales efforts for the Center along much of the East Coast. He has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and meetings industry and is a member of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, the American Society of Association Executives, Meeting Professionals International and the Professional Convention Management Association. He is also a board member of the Greater Philadelphia Professional Convention Management Association.SMG markets and manages the Hawai‘i Convention Center under the direction and support of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency.  The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority was created in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future.  Its mission is to strategically manage Hawai‘i tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawai‘i’s economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires and visitor industry needs. Source = Hawai‘i Convention Centerlast_img read more