Daniel Chun, Mentor Program Chair – YP Program

Daniel Chun
Director of Sales, Community & Public Relations – Hawaii
Alaska Airlines

Daniel Chun is the Hawaii director of sales, community and public relations for Alaska Airlines. He leads the airline’s sales, marketing and community outreach efforts throughout the state of Hawaii. Chun has nearly two decades of experience in Hawaii’s tourism industry, starting at the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, where he helped to develop international travel to the Islands. Chun then served for seven years as the special assistant to the State of Hawaii’s governor-appointed tourism liaison, where he coordinated with government agencies and the visitor industry on tourism-related matters. Prior to joining Alaska, Chun was the executive director of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, an umbrella organization for the Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Chun is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in travel industry management. He studied commercial aviation and obtained his private pilot license from Honolulu Community College and the University of North Dakota. He currently serves on the boards of the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, Diamond Head Theatre, University of Hawaii Alumni Association, TIM International and the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, and is a member of Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu, Hawaii Society of Business Professionals, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Young Professionals and the Hawaii Venture Capital Association.

Chun was named as one of the Pacific Business News’ “Forty Under 40” Class of 2014, “20 for the Next 20” by Hawaii Business Magazine in 2016, the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management Alumni Hall of Honor 2016 award recipient, and a member of the Pacific Century Fellows Class of 2018.