Brandon is the Hawai'i Regional Business Development Manager for ENGIE Services U.S. where he leads a dedicated and collaborative team implementing comprehensive energy and sustainability solutions across the islands.
In addition to his paid work, Brandon was the former president of the Rebuild Hawai‘i Consortium, past co-chair of the energy efficiency working group at the Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum, and previous board of directors member at Kanu Hawai‘i – where he co-chaired the inaugural Kanu Energy Challenge. He is currently a board of trustees member for the Public Schools of Hawai'i Foundation. Brandon was in the 2013 class of Pacific Business News’ “Forty Under 40," and was a featured speaker at the 2015 TEDxHonolulu event.
Born and raised in Kāne‘ohe, on the island of O‘ahu, Brandon went on to study, work and visit other islands in Asia (Japan), Europe (England, Ireland, Sicilia and Sardegna) and the Pacific (Aotearoa New Zealand and Fiji) for more than six years. These experiences have left indelible impressions that continue to inform his approach in life, and awakened him to the significant challenges that many islanders face such as disruptive climate change, limited educational opportunities, food security, economic diversity and overall island resiliency.
Brandon has a Master of Science degree focused on Japanese management and energy efficiency from the University of London (SOAS), and an international relations and Japanese studies Bachelor of Arts degree from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, which included one year abroad at Nanzan Daigaku in Nagoya, Japan. He received his high school diploma from Punahou School.