From July 5 | Kingston Whig Standard
“Tourism Kingston has a new boss, bringing Rob Kawamoto, who had been living and working in the big city, back home.
“Tourism continues to be a major economic driver in Kingston, generating thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in spending,” Murray Matheson, chair of the Tourism Kingston board of directors, said in a news release Tuesday.
“Rob Kawamoto has the experience and skill set to bring the entire industry together and take Tourism Kingston to the next level. To say I’m excited about Rob heading up the new Tourism Kingston is an understatement.”
Kawamoto grew up in Kingston and graduated from La Salle Secondary School before attending Ryerson University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He graduated in 1991 with a degree in commerce and decided to stay in the Toronto area.
Kawamoto has been involved in Toronto’s tourism industry for more than 25 years. Prior to accepting the new gig, Kawamoto worked with Tourism Toronto as its director of sales for its Canada and International Congress for the Business Events division for the past 13 years. The role required Kawamoto to market Toronto as a destination to host major meetings, conventions and sporting events.”