P. O. Box 821, Anahola (Island of Kauai), Hawaii 96703 (808) 823-0705 email email@example.com
Sales and Marketing -- Develop sales and marketing projects to their maximum potential. Record of
accomplishment based on ability to establish relationships and bring creative projects to successful
completion. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Extensive knowledge of Hawaiian
AREAS OF STRENGTH
Sales & Marketing Management Staffing
Leadership Program Development Strategic Planning
Meeting Organization International Experience Multi-lingual
Owner, Humberto Blanco Program Development, Anahola, Hawaii 1986 to present
Operate consulting service providing strategic planning, management, and logistical services to
conference centers and retreats, non-profits, as well as individuals and the general visitor industry.
Developed and successfully market Island Enchantment Retreat, 1996 to present
serving visitors to Kauai. Organize and host groups, providing accommodations and meeting venue.
Provided project development support to clients developing oceanside 2005 to 2006
property in Panama for vacation resale purposes. Provided consultation to individuals
developing private land on Kauai.
Developed, marketed and managed successful jungle and waterfall tour, 1996 to 2004
Magical Paradise Adventures, introducing island’s most dramatic locations to Kauai visitors.
Program Director for Kalani Honua, Hawaii, a Big Island conference facility. 1986 to 1989
Managed facility’s upgrade. Streamlined center’s administrative and departmental structure.
. Recruited staff. Developed and implemented a seminar marketing strategy which included
nationwide representation, national publicity, direct mail, tele-marketing, travel agents and expanded
guest services. Doubled number of groups using facility and peak season income. Increased overall
yearly guest income 71%.
Coordinator, Kauai Center for Independent Living, Lihue, Hawaii 1989 to 2005
Managed island-wide operations, including television and radio relations, for this non-profit
organization funded by federal and private foundation grants.
Developed mainland visitor tour, Wellness Program and other projects.
Supervised staff, raised funds and administered yearly budget. By final year, had increased private
grants by 600%.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE pre-1987
Fine Jewelry Salesman, Brendi’s, Westin Resort, Lihue, HI
Wood-burning Stove Salesman, Vermont Castings, Rutland, VT
Deck Furniture Salesman, Crown Products, Middlebury, VT
Seminar Presenter, Humberto Blanco Trainings, at workshop center, college and research institute,
Rochester, Vermont, three years.
Consultant, Humberto Blanco Trainings, Rochester, Vermont, three years.
Congress Staff Member, The Planetary Initiative, a United Nations-related I.N.G.O., New York City,
one year. Congress staff member for this world peace education project which culminated in an
international congress in Toronto. Worked in the areas of congress publicity, field communications,
administration and direct mail.
Visual Arts Department Photographer and Seminar Presenter, The Findhorn Foundation, a United
Nations-related I.N.G.O., Forres, Moray, Scotland, three years.
Owner/Manager, The Book Store, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, two years.
Secretary-General, Association of World Federalists, a United Nations-related I.N.G.O., Amsterdam,
The Netherlands, three years. Directed the headquarters and sub-offices of this agency with forty
national organizations. Tasks included managing its many international projects, organizing
international meetings in Europe and Asia and directing its ten member staff. Also managed its fund-
raising as well as direct mail programs and edited its journal.
M.A., Diplomacy and World Affairs, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
Specialization in international organization.
B.A., Political Science and International Relations, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
State Department internship - Foreign Affairs Scholars Program.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND LEADERSHIP
Chairman, Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Persons With Disabilities.
Member, Kauai Transportation Advisory Committee.
Kauai Advisory Committee, Ask-2000 government and non-profit information and referral service.
Kauai Human Services Council member.
Speak, read and write Spanish and Dutch fluently. Studied French and German.
INTERESTS & TRAVEL
Trade stocks. Enjoy the theatre, acting, as well as making and watching films. Also enjoy swimming,
diving, sailing, hiking, horseback riding and astronomy. Fine artist and published poet. Lived and
worked in Holland and Scotland for eight years. Traveled throughout Europe, the United States, the
Soviet Union, India and the Middle East for work and pleasure.
TRAININGS & SEMINARS
Stock investments training.
Videography and Program Production, Ho’Ike.
Computer programs, marketing Kauai Community College & private seminars.
Group Dynamics - Trainer intensives in Scotland.
Synectics brainstorming problem-solving system training in Scotland.
Aikido - Studied in Europe, Vermont and Hawaii. Nidan (second degree black belt).