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Brent Kakesako

Executive Director
Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development


Honolulu, HI

Brent feels humbled to co-learn alongside communities across Hawai'i and beyond and blessed with an awesome team he supports as best he can. He is driven by his family upbringing, the connection he feels to this place, and his initial eye opening community engagement experiences. Brent also dabbled in supporting the startup ecosystem, founded a small consulting business, coaches wrestling, and wipes out alot trying to surf at Kewalo Basin. He received his J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law, an M.B.A. from the Shidler College of Business, and his Bachelors, cum laude, from Harvard University focused on the study of teams.