EMI ESPINDADirector of Sales and Marketing – Hawaiʻi

    Emi Espinda is a standout in the field of marketing because of her exceptional skill in developing and implementing marketing plans. Desert Island Restaurants inherited Emi after she honed her skills as Marketing & Membership Director at Mid Pacific Country Club. Emi was also the Director of Sales and Marketing for Ko`olau Golf Club and the Director of Sales at Waikoloa Golf Resort. Emi has played an integral role in marketing Golf in Hawaii.


    Building on her foundation of customer service, interpersonal skills and a work ethic that developed working with American Airlines, Emi owes much of her success to her strong networking skills that she has built over 20 years with contacts in Hawaiʻi, the Mainland and International Markets; her tenacity, even when faced with obstacles; and her passion for promoting the brands she represents. Emi also contributes to her field by volunteering on the boards and committees of several industry organizations, including membership in SKAL, Meeting Planners International, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association.”