President and CEO – Enterprise Honolulu
He currently serves on more than 15 Non-Profit Boards, For-Profit, Task Force, or Advisory Boards. Including the Friends of Iolani Palace, , University of Hawaii West Oahu Advisory Board, Ohia Productions, Economic Development Alliance of Hawaii, Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association, Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative Steering Committee, Hawaii Economic Development Task Force, Chamber of Commerce Public Health Fund Advisory Board, Malama Hawaii Advisory Board, Manehu Leo, Governing Board Member of Punawai O Puuhonua, Envision Hawaii Advisor, PAI Foundation Advisory Board, and PUC IRP Advisory Group Member.
Pono is a leader who is working to bridge the members of our community. Pono was selected as one of Hawaii Business Magazine 2010 20 for 20, Identified as one of Hawaii’s top 20 Break Out Leaders for the Next 20 Years. In 2012 Pono successfully led the efforts of Punawai O Puuhonua’s New Market Tax Credit Application and was awarded a $40 Million allocation for Economic Development in Low Income Communities for Hawaii.
He is a gifted story teller who uses illustrations rather than concepts to connect with audiences.