Kristi Hirota-Schmidt, CMCA(R), AMS(R), has recently been named president of the West Oahu Economic Development Association (WOEDA). Hirota-Schmidt is senior vice president of business development of Associa Hawaii, an association management company.
WOEDA is a private, non-profit organization that was formed by local businesses and community leaders in 2001 to promote West O‘ahu. Its mission is to be a voice for growth and economic opportunity in West O‘ahu by engaging in advocacy, education, and networking.
Hirota-Schmidt joined Associa Hawaii’s business development division in 2006 and currently oversees sales and marketing for O‘ahu, Maui, Kaua‘i, Läna‘i and the Big Island. She is the coordinator of all of Associa Hawaii’s advertising and community outreach efforts.
Hirota-Schmidt serves on the board for the Institute of Real Estate Management and Toastmasters International, is involved with the Rotary Club of West Honolulu and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in educaiton from the University of Hawai‘i.