Monday, February 22, 2010

Mark Your Calendars: HLA Spring Meeting set for April 24

The HLA Spring Meeting is coming April 24, 2010. It will be at the Bishop Museum, an evening of dinner and socializing. Our speaker will be Mark Platte, Editor of the Honolulu Advertiser. Watch for details on registration coming soon.

Date: Saturday, April 24, evening
Venue: Bishop Museum - Atherton Hall
Pricing: HLA/HASL Members - $25; all non-HLA/HASL members - $35
Speaker: Mark Platte, Editor, Honolulu Advertiser

Tentative Schedule

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Museum open to all registered Spring Meeting attendees.

11:30 a.m. - Noon: Tour of Library/Archives (Price to be determined and paid by attendees)

4 - 5 p.m.: Docent tour of Hawaii Hall ($3-to be paid by attendees)

5 - 5:30 p.m.: Registration at Atherton Hall/Socializing

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner

6:30 - 6:45 p.m.: HLA meeting

6:45 - 7 p.m.: Break/Clean up caterers

7 - 8 p.m.: Speaker Mark Platte

8 - 8:30 p.m.: Clean up room

About the Speaker

Mark Platte is the editor and senior vice president of The Honolulu Advertiser, a job he has held the past four years. As editor, Mark is in charge of all aspects of news coverage and the editorial page. He oversees more than 130 employees of the state's largest newspaper.

He started his career in 1982 as a staff writer on the city and features desks at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He joined The Miami Herald's Broward County Edition as a staff writer specializing in transportation in 1984. In 1988, he was hired at the Orange County Register also to cover transportation. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 1990 and held several reporting positions. He was named assistant city editor of the Times' Orange County Edition in 1996 and deputy city editor in 1998. Mark joined The Advertiser in 2000 as assistant managing editor, where he has directed much of the newspaper's enterprise and investigative reporting. He was named managing editor in 2004 and is a member of the newspaper's operating

Mark has been an instructor at several schools, including the University of Hawaii, Cal State Fullerton and Rancho Santiago College. He is a 2005 graduate of the Gannett Newspaper Division News Department's Management Development Program and a 1999 graduate of the Times-Mirror Leadership Institute for Managers.

He is a 1982 journalism graduate of the University of South Carolina, where he was editor-in-chief of the student newspaper.

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