TIM School alumnus, Dean Nakasone (1979), is the Hawaiʻi Lodging and Tourism Association’s (HLTA) new Vice President. Dean has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry and is very familiar with HLTA’s operations having served on many of their committees, chaired their board of directors and Oahu Chapter, and was the chair of the 2016 statewide Visitor Industry Charity Walk that raised a record $2 million. He was the general manager of the Outrigger Reef Waikīkī Beach Resort prior to joining HLTA. Dean was inducted into the TIM School's Hall of Honor in 2005.