Pono is a leader who is working to bridge the members of the community. Since 2009, He has served as CEO of the Oahu Economic Development Board. In 2010 he was selected as one of Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for 20 – 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.
XLR8HI’s Corporate Leadership Series is a 5-week program to kick start your entrepreneurial mindset through interactive guidance and discussion with Hawaii’s top leaders and executives. The series has two parts over the course of five weeks – a weekly open door Pau Hana anchored around a talk story with an ecosystem specialist and leader, and an invite only weekly working lunch session for cohort members anchored around a specific topic related to corporate entrepreneurship and leadership.