Director, External Affairs
Kekoa Kaluhiwa is Director of External Affairs. Kekoa leads First Wind’s external affairs in Hawaii which includes grassroots community outreach, interaction with policymakers at the local, state and federal levels, and collaborative efforts with stakeholders working to implement the goals of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.
Prior to joining First Wind in 2010, Kekoa worked with U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka for 11 years, most recently as Executive Assistant where he focused on constituent services and natural resources. Kaluhiwa graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Washington. Raised in Kane‘ohe, O‘ahu, Kekoa is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools.