University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) alumnus Kevin Iwamoto, was featured on the cover of the June 2016 issue of MeetingsNet Magazine as one of 20 meetings industry Changemakers. He is a senior consultant at GoldSpring Consulting and one of the founders of the Strategic Meetings Management program, which has become the standard for the meetings industry.
Iwamoto also received the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence Award for Meeting Industry Leadership during the MPI 2016 World Education Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The award honors individuals who have positively changed the global meeting and event industry. It also recognizes sustained commitment and substantial contributions to the meeting and event community.
Iwamoto has given back to the TIM School by establishing an annual scholarship that will allow a student to attend his alma mater.