With a resolute focus structured on Safety, Health, Professionalism and Economic Stability, Hawaiʻi Events Coalition serves the well-being of the businesses and individuals who make up the LIVE EVENTS INDUSTRY throughout the State of Hawaiʻi.


Committee Chair:

Rick Schneider
CEO of Events International Inc.
Owner/Partner of Honolulu Box Office and ARCH Hawaii

Rick has been producing some of the largest and most prestigious events in Hawaiʻi for over 30 years. His experience as an event producer encompasses every form of event, from dinners for two to corporate events for hundreds to concerts for thousands to festivals and sporting events for tens of thousands. He’s produced music videos for the Rolling Stones, has served as a Communications Director for a City Councilman, owned and operated Wa Nui Records producing Songs of Liliuokalani by the Galliard String Quartet, and managed over 100 events for the National Football League.


Our most important work is in championing Hawaiʻi’s Live Event Industry in very visible ways. From the County Councils to the county Mayors to the State Legislator and beyond, the Political Action Committee is all about that…action on behalf of our entire industry.

Their aims are to make our industry’s dire circumstances known to all levels of government, to advocate for support from government for our industry and our members, and to act as a conduit of information to our members.

Join Hawaiʻi Events Coalition today…bring your company, your staff, your associates, and your ʻohana along…your kōkua will help us get things done!

Committee Members:

Cherryl Williams – Highgate – Alohilani
Gabrielle Richter – Accel Rentals
Joann Hatfield – Andaz Wailea
Jonny Mac – Cultur Events
Michelle Kama – Malu Productions
Susan O’donnel – Aloha Wedding Planners
Teri Orton – HCC
Heather Bailey – MC&A
J. Robert Harmon – Eggshell Lighting Company
Kalani Rodrigues – Hawaii Stage & Lighting
Jeri Yamada – Events International
Barb Saito – Aloha Group International

Important Links


U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

U.S. Representative Ed Case

U.S. Representative Kai Kahele


Hawaii State Legislature House Committee on Culture, Arts, & International Affairs

Hawaii State Legislature House Committee on Labor & Tourism

Hawaii State Legislature House Economic Development Committee

Hawaii State Legislature Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism

Hawaii State Legislature Senate Committee for Labor, Culture and the Arts


List of State Officials

Dept. of Labor & Industrial Relations – General Info
Dept. of Unemployment Insurance – PUA Program
Hawaiʻi Department of Health


Office of the Mayor, Honolulu City & County

Oʻahu Council Members

Oʻahu’s COVID-19 Resource Page

Department of Health Personnel & Resources


Office of the Mayor, Maui County

City Council Members

Maui’s COVID-19 Resource Page

Maui District Health Office & Resources


Office of the Mayor, Hawaiʻi County

Hawaiʻi County Council Members

Big Island’s COVID-19 Resource Page

Hawaiʻi District Health Office & Resources


Office of the Mayor, Kauaʻi County

Kauaʻi County Council Members

Kaua`i County COVID-19 Resource Page

Kauaʻi District Health Office & Resources

Email this Committee

12 + 14 =

Latest Updates

J&J Vax Locations

J&J Vax Locations

As the Delta Variant becomes a more prevalent and potentially more deadly form of COVID-19, getting the vax becomes an...