We’re excited to announce that the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) at the University of Hawaii inducted ACTIVE’s Kevin Iwamoto, vice president of industry strategy, earlier this week into its prestigious Alumni Hall of Honors.
TIM recognized Iwamoto for his career achievements that have helped push the travel and meetings industry forward.
In a recent article, Business Travel Executive said, “It is without question that Kevin Iwamoto has delivered countless contributions to travel industry advancements while elevating each individual professional in managed travel. His individual and company level achievements have garnered well deserved recognition.”
Prior to leading enterprise strategy at ACTIVE, Iwamoto managed global travel and SMM programs at HP, and held positions at The Walt Disney Company and Northwest Airlines. He also served as the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) president and CEO from 2001–2003. Kevin has received many industry accolades including the NBTA’s 2009 Industry Icon Award, which is the association’s highest honor, as well as the 2008 Business Travel News’ Best Meeting Practitioner Award. He was also named one of Business Travel News and MeetingNews’ top 25 most influential executives.
The author of the, “Strategic Meetings Management Handbook: From Theory to Practice,” Iwamoto penned the first guidebook for developing strategic meetings management programs. He is a distinguished industry spokesperson, representing business travel interests globally, to the U.S. Congress after 9/11, and to national media outlets.
“While I maintain it’s much too early in my career to be receiving this type of recognition, I am nevertheless incredibly blessed, humbled and honored by this Hall of Honors recognition and hope to live up to its ideals and standards of excellence,” Iwamoto said.