Founding Member, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
Former General Manager of the Kaanapali Beach Hotel
Mike White has been the General Manager of the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel since 1985 and has represented the seventh district in the State House of Representatives from 1993 to 1998. In the Legislature, Mr. White has served on the Tourism, Economic Development, and Finance Committees. During his tenure, he has spearheaded the effort to educate his colleagues on the importance of increased and dedicated funding for visitor promotion as an economic development stimulator.
A lifetime resident of Hawaiʻi, Mr. White received his degree from the University of Hawaiʻi School of Travel Industry Management. His hotel career began in 1969 at the Halekūlani hotel in Waikīkī, bussing tables in the Hau Tree Terrace Restaurant. He has held various managerial positions at the Hawaiian Regent, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Mr. White currently sits on the board of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.
*Mike is a Non-Voting member of the BOD