Executive Director, Hawaii Alliance for Community Based Economic Development (HACBED), Honolulu, HI
Brent Kakesako is the executive director of the Hawai?i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED), a nonprofit that strengthens the strategic readiness of communities and the capacity of community-based organizations to achieve their vision of genuine wealth. Brent is humbled to carry on HACBED’s 30-year legacy by overseeing its management, operations, and strategy; developing and coaching the team; and providing capacity building, facilitation, network building, and other technical support. Brent co-facilitated a local chapter of a global accelerator that led to the launch of three companies and co-founded a consultancy that supported local entrepreneurs with creating community-focused programs. He received his MBA from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa, a law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law, and a bachelor of arts cum laude from Harvard University. Brent also serves on the Strategic Advisory Board for Hawai’i Energy.