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Neil J. Kaho ‘Okele Hannahs

Director of Strategic Integration, Land Assets Division, Kamehameha Schools

Wednesday, July 17 - Opening Plenary Session

Watch keynote presentation

I Hawai‘i no nā Hawai‘i i ka ‘āina: We Are Who We Are Because of Where We Are

Neil Hannahs directs the Land Assets Division of Kamehameha Schools which is responsible for a portfolio of 358,000 acres of agriculture and conservation lands in Hawai‘i. These lands are deployed to promote a thriving land for a vibrant people by implementing strategies to steward natural resources, promote sustainability, develop rural economies and engage Hawaiian social enterprises in these opportunities.

Mr. Hannahs is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and received BA and MA degrees from Stanford University. He is active in community affairs, serving on the governance boards of Queen’s Health System, Queen’s Medical Center, Moloka‘i General Hospital, Bishop Museum, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Wai‘anae Community Re-Development Corporation, Hawaiʻi BioEnergy and Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.

He is also founder and co-director of the First Nations Futures Program in partnership with Stanford University, and serves on advisory boards for the U.S. Army Garrison Command, as well as the Richardson School of Law, Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and Sea Grant College of the University of Hawaiʻi.

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