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As Chief Growth and Impact Officer, Brian leads the organization’s business development strategy and initiatives and oversees marketing and communications.

Involved in the energy sector for more than 25 years, Brian is a visionary leader with a passion for climate solutions and a strong record advancing clean and efficient energy programs.

Prior to joining VEIC, Brian served as executive director of Hawai’i Energy, the state’s energy efficiency utility. His work at Hawai’i Energy catalyzed the island’s clean energy economy and drove to include everyone in the transition, particularly rural and low-income residents across the state.

“Being able to drive decarbonization and efficiency at a national level through this position is an incredible honor and opportunity. Seeing the positive impact that clean energy brings to families, businesses, and communities—from lower energy bills to economic development to a healthier environment—this is what inspires me to grow the impact of VEIC’s work.”

When not at work, Brian enjoys playing and watching sports with his two children, and spending time in and around the ocean.

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