HONOLULU – The Hawaii Convention Center (HCC), managed by AEG Facilities, has announced the following sales team additions and promotion.
Lois Asato – Director of Accounts – Local
Asato was recently promoted from Sales Manager – Hawaii to Director of Accounts – Local where her primary responsibilities handling all of HCC catering sales, including meetings, conferences, expos, and banquets. Since joining HCC in 2002, Asato has been instrumental in generating repeat bookings from the Center’s largest local clients, including the Hawaii Dental Association, First Hawaiian Auto Show, Hawaiian Island Ministries, and various local state and city government agencies.
Asato has more than 30 years of visitor industry experience in the Hawaiian Islands. She began her career working as a groups and conventions coordinator for Trade Wind Tours before going on to become a part owner and general manager of Jaren Hawaii Travel agency.
Asato is a member of the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Executive Women International, where she has served as chapter president and in other board positions over the past nine years. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa on Oahu and enjoys zumba, walking and gardening during her free time.
Dawn Eagleton – Regional Director of Accounts – East Coast
Eagleton joins HCC as its Regional Director of Accounts – East Coast where she will be responsible for selling Hawaii as a meetings destination and developing new business leads for meetings and conferences, primarily by associations based in U.S. East markets, including Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Eagleton brings more than 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the team most recently serving as Citywide Director - U.S. Association Sector (Washington, DC Region and Southeast U.S) for the Toronto Convention and Visitors Association since June 2005. There she was responsible for soliciting and booking meetings and conventions exclusively within the Citywide U.S. Association market sector for Toronto. Prior to that, she held the position of National Sales Manager for the Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau and Executive Director of the Northeast Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Eagleton is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) and board member of Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI).
In her free time, Eagleton enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with her family, traveling, reading, photography, watching independent and foreign films and loves a good architectural tour.
Christine Davidson – Regional Director of Accounts – Corporate
Davidson joins HCC as its Regional Director of Accounts – Corporate where she will be responsible for handling all of HCC’s corporate and sports marketing accounts as part of the Meet Hawaii team and will be based in San Jose, Calif.
Davidson brings more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the team most recently serving as National Sales Manager for Team San Jose, a collaborative partnership unifying the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau, hotels, arts, labor and venues to deliver an exceptional visitor experience serving as the gateway to San Jose as a destination, since 2012.
Prior to that, Davidson served as the Director of Sales for the Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown property from 2006-2012, as well as Convention Services Senior Manager for the San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau from 1999-2006.
Davidson is an active member of Meetings Professional International (MPI), International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals, National Association of Consumer Shows, National Association of Sports Commissions, Silicon Valley Business and Travel Association, and the California Society of Association Executives. She is also fluent in Spanish.
Meghan Feldstein – Regional Director of Accounts – Midwest
Feldstein joins HCC as Regional Director of Accounts – Midwest and will be responsible for handling all association and citywide business for HCC.
She brings more than seven years of hospitality sales experience to the team most recently holding the position of National Sales Manager for Choose Chicago since June 2015. There, Feldstein was in charge of identifying and pursuing opportunities that filled Chicago’s largest meetings properties, including three convention centers, and representing the organization at trade shows, on sales calls, site inspections and at client events.
Prior to this, she also served Choose Chicago as Account Executive, Association Sales from 2013 to 2015 and Sales Coordinator from 2012 to 2013. She also held sales positions with Hiltons of Chicago Sales Complex from 2009 to 2012.
Feldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Valparaiso University’s Political Science Program. She is also an active participant in the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Greater Midwest Chapter.
In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, yoga, gardening, reading, cooking, traveling, volunteering at an elder care organization and learning Hindi.
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About Meet Hawaii
Meet Hawaii is a collaboration of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and Hawaii Convention Center (HCC) to reinforce the brand of the Hawaiian Islands as a world-class destination for business meetings, conventions, and incentive programs. The marketing efforts of the Meet Hawaii team are overseen by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state Hawaii’s tourism agency. HTA was established in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future. Its mission is to strategically manage Hawaii tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawaii’s economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires, and visitor industry needs. For information about Meet Hawaii and the hosting of meetings, conventions and incentives, please visit MeetHawaii.com.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone affiliate of AEG, owns, operates or consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including live event producer, AEG Live, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Development, AEG 1Earth, AEG Encore and AEG Creative to support the success of AEG venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), StubHub Center (Carson, Calif.), Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE (Los Angeles, Calif.), Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, Ky.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Target Center (Minneapolis, Minn.) and BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, Texas). Among the roster of world class convention centers and other facilities managed by the division are the Los Angeles Convention Center, Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Qatar National Convention Center, Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman), Sydney International Conception, Exhibition, and Entertainment District, Cairns Convention Center and Darwin Conventions Centre. Other venues include Oracle Arena and O.co Coliseum (Oakland, Calif.), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, Penn.), Rabobank Arena (Bakersfield, Calif.), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), O2 World (Berlin, Germany), O2 World Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany), Ahoy Arena (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Itaipava Arena Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil), Allianz Parque (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Allphones Arena (Sydney, Australia), Ulker Sports Arena (Istanbul, Turkey), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden) and the. For more information, visit aegworldwide.com.