Stanford Carr
Stanford Carr
Stanford Carr

HONOLULU – The Salesperson of the Year (SPOY) committee of Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI), Honolulu Chapter, is pleased to announce that Stanford Carr, President of Stanford Carr Development, has been selected “Salesperson of the Year” for 2013.

The SPOY luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 13, at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Hawaii Ballroom. Registration begins at 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon and program at 11:45 a.m. This is the 57th year that SMEI Honolulu has awarded this honor to an individual “who has enhanced the image of Hawaii and the quality of life in our community.”

“As a leading developer, we have a big responsibility to set the tone in Hawaii. We take everything into consideration including lifestyle, location and modern conveniences. By doing this, we successfully build thoughtful homes that work collaboratively with the communities and the needs of the individuals living in them,” Carr said.

Born and raised on Maui, Carr set new standards for master-planned communities, resort-style living, and affordable housing in Hawaii. As a locally and nationally recognized leader in business and the community, he has decades of accomplishments in architectural design and community development. Giving back to the community is a core value of Carr’s corporate philosophy.

Carr is currently a trustee of the University of Hawaii Foundation, 2013 Chairman for the March of Dimes Hawaii, and Corporate Team Chair for March for Babies. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation, the Trust for Public Land, and the Japan America Society of Hawaii. He is also a member of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii and was actively involved in developing the new BIA Training Center.

In the past, Carr served on the Political Action Committee Trustee-Government Affairs Committee, as a director of Hawaii Developer’s Council and as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Board for the Department of Hawaii Homeland.

“Stanford Carr is truly a Hawaii boy at heart who’s used his talent and success in the business world to better our local communities,” said Michael Troy, President of SMEI. “He embraces the diversity of the islands and brings enthusiasm and fervor to his corporate and charitable work. We are honored to name him our 2013 SPOY recipient.”

Past recipients of this award include former First Lady of Hawaii Vicky Cayetano, John Dean of Central Pacific Bank, Rick Blangiardi of Hawaii News Now (KGMB and KHNL), Steven Ai and Carol Ai May of City Mill, Mark B. Dunkerley of Hawaiian Airlines, Governor Linda Lingle, Perry and Price of KSSK Radio, the late Don Ho, Chatt Wright of Hawaii Pacific University, Ed Hogan of Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, Keith Vieira of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and Anthony Guerrero of First Hawaiian Bank.

SMEI was established in 1935 by IBM founder Thomas Watson and others to create a network of sales and marketing executives to promote industry professionalism. The organization has grown to include members in more than 40 countries.

In Hawaii, approximately 100 members represent advertising, finance, health care, manufacturing, travel, media, and real estate companies.

Since its inception in 1948, SMEI Honolulu Chapter has been hosting learning and networking opportunities for sales and marketing executives. To learn more, go to www.smeihonolulu.com. SMEI is the only worldwide sales and marketing professional association for marketers at managerial levels or above.

Reservations for the 2013 SPOY luncheon honoring Stanford Carr on Tuesday, May 13, at the Sheraton Waikiki may be made at www.smeihonolulu.com or by contacting Laura Baker at 808-942-7000 or laura@smeihonolulu.com. Individual seats $100. Sponsorship tables of ten: Silver $1,200 – Gold $2,000 – Platinum $5,000 – Diamond $7,000.

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