LEE OTAGURO is a Human Resources professional, currently working as Senior Employee Relations Manager for Leslie’s Pools Supply, Service and Repair in Phoenix, Arizona.
Prior to moving to Arizona in 2018, Lee spent 15 years in Hotels and Resorts in various leadership roles (F&B Manager, Beach and Pools Manager, Front Office Manager, Learning and Development Manager and Director of HR).
Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but also lived in Germany for 9 years and Atlanta, Georgia for 2 years before returning to Hawaii. Lee graduated from the University of Hawaii with a bachelor’s degree in Travel Industry Management and got into working for hotels and resorts on Oahu and Maui, where he gained over 15 years of experience in various leadership roles, including Food and Beverage Manager, Beach and Pools Manager, Front Office Manager, Learning and Development Manager and Director of Human Resources.
During his time as Director of Human Resources, Lee spearheaded his company’s involvement in many community outreach programs. These programs included partnerships with Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army, Charity Walk and many public school programs.
Lee got involved with Gentlemen by Choice in 2015, by serving on the advisory board and organizing the end of year Gala event. Lee is happily married and has two children. During his free time, Lee loves to play golf, basketball, soccer, watch movies and spend time with the family.