John Reyes, Meet Hawaii’s Senior Vice President and Chief MCI Sales Officer; Teri Orton, Hawaii Convention Center General Manager; Jeffery Eslinger, HVCB Senior Director Market Insights
John Reyes, Meet Hawaii’s Senior Vice President and Chief MCI Sales Officer, joined HVCB in Feberay 2020 his roll will be to supervise HVCB's global sales and marketing efforts for both citywide and single-property MCI business. He brings more than 30 years of hospitality-industry experience to the position, most recently serving as chief operating officer of Visit Sacramento since 2017. He also previously served as chief sales officer and executive vice president in the convention sales and services division of the San Francisco Travel Association, formerly the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Reyes eared a bachelor's of Science, Buisoness Administration from San Francisco State University, College of Business and an MBA in Buisness from Champlain College.
Jeffery Eslinger, HVCB Senior Director Market Insights, joined HVCB in 2018 as senior director of market insights. As senior director, is responsible for analyzing trends impacting tourism in Hawaii as well as all HVCB programs that support marketing, MCI, trade and membership efforts.
Eslinger has 20 years of destination research and tourism marketing experience. Prior to joining HVCB, he served as senior director of client insights with DK Shifflet, a leading full-service research and strategic marketing firm and wholly-owned subsidiary of MMGY Global, the largest integrated travel marketing organization in the world. There, he managed numerous destination marketing clients including Hawaii, New York City, Visit Florida, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas as well as many others. Prior to DK Shifflet, he was the manager, customer insights and research at US Airways and director, market research at Northstar Travel Media.
He has been involved in numerous professional affiliations including the Travel and Tourism Research Association, previously serving as president and chairman of the board. He currently serves on the Destinations International Convention Sales and Services Committee.
Eslinger earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Dayton.
Teri Orton, General Manager, Hawai‘i Convention Center, is responsible for the overall management of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, including sales and marketing, operations, finance, food and beverage, and customer service, while implementing the strategic positioning and marketing plans for the facility in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau, and the Meet Hawai‘i team.
She serves as a Board Member and Advisor on the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Center Bureau’s (HVCB) Board.
Orton majored in communications at the University of Hawai‘i and advanced her training in hospitality management through various certifications with Starwood and Hilton Hotels.