Horner Announced as BIVB Managing Director of Marketing

June 12, 2012, 2:31 PM HST
* Updated May 10, 11:25 AM
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The Big Island Visitors Bureau (BIVB) announced the addition of resort veteran Paul Horner to the newly created position of managing director of marketing Tuesday.

Horner had previously spent the last nine months at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa, serving as their resort manager. Before that, he worked nearby at the Keauhou Beach Resort, beginning in 2008, as their general manager.

Prior to that, he worked on the mainland at The Carneros Inn, located in Napa, Calif. as a general manager. Before that, he had a prior stint on a neighbor island, this time on Lanai, spending twelve years between two different stops. He was the general manager of the Manele Bay Hotel and hotel manager at The Lodge at Koele.

“Paul’s addition to the marketing team gives us even more depth, expertise, and resources as we continue to rebrand Hawai‘i Island and increase travel demand and awareness for the island,” said George Applegate, BIVB’s executive director, in a news release. “His leadership and intimate knowledge of Hawaii Island will be invaluable as we prepare for the future.”

Horner fills several other roles around the island’s community. He currently serves on the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s College of Business and Economics advisory board, and is also a board member with the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and Habitat for Humanity.

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