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Our Team

Karl Schweitzer (Founder of AAI) - Karl was instrumental in putting together campaigns that targeted businesses and Japanese visitors arriving on Oahu as Free Independent Travelers (FIT) grew. Karl and his team worked with hotels and retail merchants to grow their Asian market share. Karl continues in fielding new clients & concepts including the Hyatt Place.

Sean Morris (President) - Oversees Asian marketing & public relations efforts and is responsible bringing in new marketing & advertising abilities into the AAI agency. Sean travels to Japan, Korea, and Taiwan twice per year meeting with television crews, editors of various magazines & publications that market Hawaii to travel groups.

Julie Kalawa (Accounting & Office Manager) – A wearer of many hats, has been with AAI from the very beginning. She oversees the writing, production, accounting, and billable.

Wendy Stephens (Media Director) – A seasoned professional in the advertising industry, Wendy does all the research for television, radio & print that allows AAI to best serve its clients. This includes Hyatt Place, Hyatt Grand Wailea & Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Hotel & Spa. Her areas of coverage are North America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand markets.

Orie Adams (Public Relations & Japanese Translation) – Orie joined us from Japan. She is bilingual in Japanese & English and is a key component in the agency providing translation, photo shoots, and working with various media that come in to town, including famous actors, television crews, and editorials. She is responsible for proof reading Japanese translation and securing Japanese media.

Mineko Takeda (Production & Translation) – Assists with translation, editorials, photo shoots, and is proficient in Japanese translation. In addition, she has worked on various guides & feature stories translated and sent to Japan as well as providing content to the various editors here on Oahu.

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