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HSMAI Names Outrigger’s Sean Dee Marketing Professional of the Year


John Washko, HSMAI chair; Sean Dee, Outrigger Hospitality Group EVP and chief commercial officer; and John Jimenez, HSMAI marketing advisory board

Sean Dee, Outrigger Hospitality Group executive vice president and chief commercial officer, has been named Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Marketing Professional of the Year for 2022.

The award honors the very best of marketing in the hospitality industry during HSMAI’s Marketing Strategy Conference in Florida this summer – where senior leaders in hotel marketing connect to discuss the most important strategic issues facing the industry.

The recognition is indicative of Dee’s efforts to further position Outrigger Hospitality Group as the premier beach resort company in the world.

“It’s certainly humbling to receive this recognition, but I truly believe that it’s a team award,” Dee said. “I’m extremely proud of the commercial team that we’ve assembled here at Outrigger and I’m honored to serve them.”

Dee is responsible for developing and deploying the marketing, brand, revenue management and sales strategies for Outrigger’s global portfolio of 33 premier resorts and accommodation choices in Hawai‘i, Fiji, Mauritius, Thailand and the Maldives. He currently serves as board chair for the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, board vice president for the Henry Kapono Foundation and served the state of Hawai‘i as a member of the board of directors for the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority from 2014-2019, chairing numerous committees.

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