Pono ShimPresident and CEO
Enterprise Honolulu, Oahu Economic Development Board
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 Hawai‘i West Oahu Advisory Board, Ohia Productions, Economic Development Alliance of Hawai‘i, Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association, Hawai‘i Clean Energy Initiative Steering Committee, Hawai‘i Economic Development Task Force, Chamber of Commerce Public Health Fund Advisory Board, Malama Hawai‘i Advisory Board, Manehu Leo, Governing Board Member of Punawai ‘O Pu’uhonua, Envision Hawai‘i Advisor, Pa’I 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 Hawai‘i Business Magazine’s 2010-20 for 20, Identified as one of Hawai‘i’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 Hawai‘i.
He’s a gifted story teller who uses illustrations rather than concepts to connect with audiences.