Mark Glick to head State Energy Office

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) — Mark Glick has been named administrator of the State Energy Office of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism (DBEDT).

Glick will manage, develop, oversee and implement statewide energy programs, policies, and initiatives that support the State's clean energy objectives.

"Mark Glick is an excellent choice to head our state's energy planning efforts," said Blue Planet Foundation executive director Jeff Mikulina. "Mark's experience, vision, and management skill will help advance energy independence in Hawai'i."

"Mark's pioneering work in clean energy policy and project management, environmental stewardship, finance and federal and state grant acquisition will be invaluable in building a clean energy economy for Hawaii," said DBEDT Director Richard Lim. "I'm confident that his commitment and drive will energize our efforts to create green initiatives and jobs for Hawai'i."

Prior to joining DBEDT, Glick headed operations and economic development for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, where he was the architect of changes to increase the productivity of the agency's 17-year-old low-interest financing program.

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