Chief Marketing Officer
Larry Hanson is ConferenceDirect’s Chief Marketing Officer, where he is responsible for the company’s recruitment, marketing and communication operations.
Hanson joined the company in January 2018 after 18 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts/Marriott International. Most recently, Hanson was General Manager of the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach. Prior to the Moana, he served as Hotel Manager for the Sheraton Waikiki Resort.
For thirteen years he served as the Senior Director of Meetings & Events for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, overseeing a team of 12 that planned over 100 global meetings, events and trade shows annually.
Prior to Starwood, Hanson worked at Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
Hanson participates in many philanthropic efforts. He is a Board Member of the Bishop Museum, Life Foundation and has served as the Chair of the Honolulu Aids Walk. He is also a member of the Waikiki Improvement District.
A graduate of the University of Oregon with a Psychology degree, Hanson enjoys movies, working out and architecture.
Hanson can be reached at email@example.com