Kurt Matsumoto

Board of Governors

Chief Operating Officer
Pūlama Lānaʻi
Kurt Matsumoto, Chief Operating Officer, Pūlama Lānaʻi. As COO, Mr. Matsumoto leads a diverse management team that works with the Lānaʻi community to build sustainable commerce, energy, conservation, health care, housing, education and hospitality initiatives. Prior to joining Pūlama Lāna‘i, he was General Manager of Operations for Kukui‘ula Development Company Hawai‘i on the island of Kaua‘i. He also served as General Manager of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, and after opening the Manele Bay Hotel, he went on to manage both The Lodge at Ko‘ele and Manele Bay Hotel as VP of Resort Operations. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years with Hyatt Hotels, in management roles in six cities, and with Rock Resorts in the British Virgin Islands.

He has served on the Hawai‘i Island Visitors Bureau, the West Hawai‘i Chamber of Commerce, the Hawai‘i Island Visitors Bureau, Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau and the Hawai‘i Lodging Association and is currently on the Board of the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce.
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