As Senior Vice President in Strategies 360’s Hawaiʻi office, Will brings extensive legislative experience, as well as a thorough understanding of regulatory, educational and sustainability issues throughout the islands. This broad exposure has allowed him to create positive relationships with individuals, organizations, and stakeholders statewide.
Prior to joining S360, Will was Special Advisor to the Hawaiʻi State Senate Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Technology. Before that, he was the Capital Improvement Specialist for the Ways and Means Committee, directly working with now Governor Josh Green and reporting to former Governor David Ige, and the current Senate Vice-President. Will has also managed and worked on political campaigns at all levels of government and understands the unique political climate in Hawaiʻi.
Will has his bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, which he used for 10 years as a public-school teacher in Ewa Beach. During this time, he was highly active in the teachers’ union, serving in various leadership roles, and was elected as a national delegate to the NEARA in Washington, D.C.
Will volunteers and serves the community in many areas, including as President-Emeritus and current Sustainability Director for the Mililani Town Association and as a member of the Honolulu City and County Board of Water Supply Stakeholder Advisory Group. In what little downtime he has, Will enjoys spending time teaching his daughter how to cook, playing football, basketball, and (slowly) training for the Honolulu Marathon.