New positions for Ulupono Initiative team members

LIHUE — Hawaii impact investment firm Ulupono Initiative, the company backing Hawaii Dairy Farms’ proposed dairy in Mahaulepu Valley, announced new positions for two team members.

Greg Gaug has been promoted to vice president in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to Ulupono’s mission over the last three years, the firm said in a release. 

Gaug has managed and supervised investment efforts, including Hawaii Dairy Farms, Bikeshare Hawaii and OpConnect Hawaii.

The promotion makes Gaug the senior member of the investment team, which operates under the direction of Ulupono’s management team of Murray Clay, Kyle Datta and Amy Hennessey.

Due to Ulupono’s increasing participation in public-private partnerships around renewable energy, local food, waste and water, Brandon Lee has embarked on a new role as a policy and public-private partnership associate.

Lee will support Ulupono’s public-private partnership efforts, including evaluating policy and regulation, performing financial/economic analysis of such policies, drafting proposed legislation and testimony and working with partner organizations.

Ulupono Initiative is a Hawaii-focused impact investing firm that uses for-profit and nonprofit investments to improve the quality of life for island residents in three areas — locally produced food; clean, renewable energy; and waste reduction.

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