Visitor publication names new publisher

Morris Visitor Publications — publisher of visitor guides and custom magazines including R Royal Hawaiian Center, Outrigger, Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island GuestBooks, Where Oahu and Where Maui, and many other publications — welcomes Kathleen Pahinui as its group publisher. She will oversee print, television, web and mobile strategy statewide.

Kathleen will be in charge of managing the overall direction of all Hawaii media, from marketing and advertising to circulation and editorial.

She will also work closely with sales representatives, with hotel partners and other distribution partners, and with advertisers statewide to continue the growth of Morris Visitor Publications.

Patti Ruesch, regional vice president stated, “Kathleen brings a wealth of local media expertise as she has lived and worked in the Hawaiian Islands for over 25 years. We are thrilled to be able to add her to the team.”

Before joining Morris Visitor Publications, Pahinui served as a vice president of account services with Laird Christianson Advertising, where she worked for nearly 13 years. Prior to that, she held positions in advertising, marketing and sales. She serves on several boards and is active in the community.

She is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her community work includes serving as board member and past chair of North Shore Neighborhood Board No. 27, president of Friends for Waialua Town, and member of the Waimea Valley Aha Hui. She lives in Waialua, Oahu with her husband, musician James “Bla” Pahinui.


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