Marie Kumabe, MHRM

Marie Kumabe currently serves as an Lecturer for the School of Travel Industry Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She teaches the TIM Human Resource core course.  She has also taught Human Resources for the UH Shidler College of Business and the UH School of Nursing at the graduate level and currently serves an outside appointment as Faculty Director of the Executive Masters in Human Resource Management at the Shidler College of Business. Finally, she continues to perform human resource consulting work as Principal of KumabeHR.


Extensive experience in management in both human resources and the travel industry round out Marie’s impressive credentials.  She most recently was the owner of Remedy Intelligent Staffing and specialized in all facets of recruitment with a focus on executive placement. She has also served as Director of Human Resources for American Hawaii Cruises as well as held senior management positions with Continental and Northwest Airlines. Marie received her undergraduate degree from U.C.L.A in International Relations with an emphasis in business and her master’s degree from Hawaii Pacific University is in Human Resource Management. She is active in the community with organizations including the Junior League of Honolulu, the TIM Alumni Organization, Big Brothers & Sisters, and Aloha United Way.

Contact Information:

Marie Kumabe, MHRM
School of Travel Industry Management
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2560 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone:  (808) 956-4887
Fax:  (808) 956-5378