Name: Mary Beth Kahn
Position: Vice president of sales, Hawaii Convention Connection
First job: Secretary, Moline, Ill.
Pastimes: Golf, tennis
Mary Beth Kahn will be vice president of sales for the new Hawaii Convention Connection.
Mary Charles & Associates, a large Hawaii destination management company, is teaming up with Convention Management Resources, a housing services company from California, to form the joint venture.
Hawaii Convention Connection has submitted a proposal to be the housing bureau for the new facility, managing hotel reservation plans for conventioneers.
"Clients are looking for a one-stop shop to make all the arrangements," Kahn said.
Kahn joined MC&A in 1984. She then worked for American Express In-Bound Travel before returning to MC&A in 1987.
Kahn earned a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Hawaii.