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Monday, November 1 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Author - Paddling the Outrigger: Inspiration and Insights on the Journey of a Lifetime

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Paddling the Outrigger is at once a memoir and business tutorial, encompassing stories of Waikiki past, the Hawai‘i “Doc” Kelley experienced as a child, the history of Outrigger Hotels and the many people who built the state’s tourism industry, and a firsthand account of the development of Hawai‘i as a global top-tier tourism destination.

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Allison Schaefers

Allison Schaefers is the Waikiki Bureau Chief for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Schaefers has covered Hawaii tourism for nearly two decades. The veteran journalist is an honors graduate of the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She has won numerous state... Read More →

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John DeFries

John De Fries is president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the State of Hawai‘i agency responsible for strategically managing its support of the tourism industry. Born in Waikīkī, De Fries was raised by family elders steeped in Hawaiian culture. He has more... Read More →
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Ray L' Heureux

Ray L’Heureux was a career Marine helicopter pilot, achieving the rank of colonel and commanding two different aviation squadrons. He served as the personal helicopter pilot for President George W Bush and President Barack Obama, and is the author of “Inside Marine One.” He... Read More →
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Charles Roy “Chuck” Kelley

Charles Roy “Chuck” Kelley, M.D., MPH, MBA, is chairman of the board at Seaside Ohana Investments, Inc., a private family office and new legacy company formed after the 2016 sale of the family’s long-held hotel operating company Outrigger Enterprises Group. Prior to joining... Read More →
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Richard Kelley

Born in Waikīkī in 1933, the eldest child of Hawai‘i’s pioneering hoteliers Roy and Estelle Kelley, Dr. Richard Kelley worked at his parents’ first hotel. Following his first career as a pathologist at Queen’s Hospital and professor at the University of Hawai‘i School... Read More →
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Kitty Yannone

Kitty Yannone is a well-known and respected entrepreneur and community leader with over 30 years of experience in public relations, issues management, and crisis communications.  She was a founding board member and the first executive director of Hawaiʻi’s Ronald McDonald House... Read More →

Monday November 1, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
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