cristina licia sasha social media useCristina Barbata Named Director of Events
Licia Hill Appointed Executive Assistant & Corporate Secretary
Sasha Ramessar Joins as Receptionist
HONOLULU (November 10, 2015) – The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii announces the addition of three new staff members to its events, executive and administration departments.
Cristina Barbata has been appointed director of events, responsible for developing, planning and executing the Chamber’s events program, in addition to providing logistical events support on special projects taken on by other departments in the organization.
Previously, she was an account manager with MC&A Inc. managing all logistical and operational planning, transportation needs and activities for large corporate group events. Her account and event management experience also includes positions with Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Licia Hill has been named executive assistant and corporate secretary. In her role, Hill provides support to Chamber president and CEO, Sherry Menor-McNamara, and is responsible for communication and administrative duties with the Chamber’s board of directors.
Hill brings more than 15 years of development experience to the Chamber. She previously served as executive assistant with Hawaii Community Foundation, assisting in annual budget planning, as well as coordination of logistic and communications needs. Hill has also worked at Castle Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health.
Sasha Ramessar has been appointed receptionist, where she facilitates the Chamber’s daily functions including managing the front desk, responding to general inquiries and handling other administrative duties.
Ramessar previously served at Teleperformance, a leading customer service, technical support and call center corporation, in various customer service roles providing quality support and technical assistance.
As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is the state’s leading advocacy organization. Established in 1850, the Chamber works on behalf of its approximately 1,000 member companies and the business community, as a whole, to advance the state’s economic climate and help businesses succeed. The Chamber supports its members with training, business building and networking opportunities; coordinates advocacy activities for members’ involvement; and serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities in Hawaii. Visit
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