In his new position, Vo is responsible for overseeing the resort's global communications strategy, which includes public relations, advertising, digital marketing and community relations. He brings more than 10 years of strategic communications experience in the areas of hospitality, luxury and travel and tourism to the resort. He previously served as director of marketing for Irongate also as part of the resort's pre-opening team, where he led all global marketing initiatives for the resort. Prior to this, he held a number of public relations and marketing leadership positions at The Kahala Hotel & Resort and Hawaiian Airlines.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Vo graduated from McKinley High School and earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. He serves on the board of directors for PBS Hawaii, the Public Relations Society of America Hawaii and McKinley High School Foundation. Vo is a recipient of the Young Public Relations Professional of the Year Award (2011) and the President's Leadership Award (2015), both from PRSA.
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15 July 2019 — With a stellar career spanning over 26 years, Shiva Kumar's journey in the hotel industry started with some of India's leading organizations and hotel chains. With varied brands in his portfolio like The Taj Group of Hotels, The Leela, Four Seasons and Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Shiva Kumar's most recent role were with the Kempinski Hotels in Nairobi.