Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center Promotes Toni Rojas
Three women have been promoted within the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center’s award-winning sales and marketing department. Marketing Director Toni Rojas has been promoted to Vice President of Business & Community Development at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center (QKC). Former Marketing Coordinator Kauwela Bisquera is now Specialty Leasing Coordinator and Amanda Martin transitions from a part-time QKC Guest Services position to a new full-time role as Marketing Coordinator.
“All three of these exceptional women have extensive networks and roots within the community,” said QKC General Manager Edgar Krampitz. “With these promotions, we look forward to enhancing the exceptional customer service experiences that our patrons have come to expect from QKC.”
Rojas has led marketing communications strategies for QKC since 2016, during which time she extensively expanded the mall’s community outreach. She established more than 300 community events and programs at QKC, including signature fundraising events such as the Kokua 4 Kokonuts fundraising walk for breast cancer.
Rojas’ marketing achievements and community leadership have been recognized with a Women Who Mean Business Honoree designation by Pacific Business News in 2018. Last year, she accepted an International Council of Shopping Centers Gold Maxi Award in 2017 for her “Let It Snow!” Holiday 2017 program. Her community activism also was recognized when she was named the Special Olympics Maui Volunteer of the Year in 2017.
Bisquera joined QKC in January to support Rojas on digital marketing and events. She coordinated the marketing department’s online promotional content and managed logistics for hundreds of community events and programs. Prior to working at QKC, Bisquera served as the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator for Maui Economic Opportunity and as the Regional Director of the American Heart Association on Maui. She also has extensive experience in the real estate industry as a, realtor, property manager and administrative staff.
Martin brings more than 20 years of administrative, event planning and fundraising experience to her new position at QKC. She also has an extensive background in civic activities, having served in executive roles and on committees at the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle, Maui County Democratic party and many other organizations.