Local exec named to run Lāna‘i operations

Lāna‘i-born Kurt Matsumoto has been appointed CEO of Lāna‘i Resorts and will oversee operations on the island, including two resorts and real estate development.

Matsumoto assumes the position Dec. 1, and will leave his present job as general manager of The Club at Kukui'ula, a luxury residential golf community on Kaua‘i.

The appointment allows Larry Ellison, the island’s new owner, to have someone with roots on Lāna‘i help shape the island's future. Matsumoto also has experience running the island's two resort hotels, The Lodge at Koele and Manele Bay Hotel, as vice president of resorts and administration for Castle & Cooke's Lanai Co. Inc. from 1991 to 2000.