Posted on | August 26, 2011 | Comments Off
Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Barry T. Mizuno to fill the Hawaiʻi County seat on the UH Board of Regents. Mizuno will serve as interim regent until he is confirmed by the full Senate next session.
Mizuno, 63, is a former managing director for the County of Hawaiʻi. For the past 19 years, he has been in the geothermal power business (Puna Geothermal Venture) and a private energy consultant. Mizuno retired from Puna Geothermal Venture in 2006 to form BTM, LLC, a private energy consulting firm.
He is a certified accountant who serves on a number of community and professional organizations including: Hawaiʻi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce, Hawaiʻi Island Economic Development Board, Hawaiʻi Leeward Planning Conference, Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin and Hawaiʻi Island Beacon Community, among others.