Candidate Advisory Council

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Candidate Advisory Council
John A. Burns School of Medicine
Medical Education Bldg.,
   Room 224S
651 Ilalo Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

tel (808)692-1218
email borapp@hawaii.edu

Members

Joseph F. Blanco, headshot

Joseph F. Blanco

For over 30 years, Joseph Blanco has provided real estate and governmental affairs consulting services to local and national companies on public-private sector partnering opportunities and real estate development opportunities. Working in both the public and private sectors, Joseph facilitated public-private sector partnerships throughout the state in information technology, agriculture, performing and culinary arts, workforce housing, medical research, aviation training and maintenance, reservation call centers and public safety.

For almost 8 years, Blanco served as a senior policy advisor for Hawaiʻi governor Ben Cayetano. During his tenure at the governor’s office, he facilitated many public-private partnerships, identified, coordinated the development of a strategic roadmap that fostered the development of knowledge-based industries in five core areas, and was a key architect of landmark legislation that promoted new capital formation (Act 178 and Act 221 and expanded Enterprise Zone benefits).

Blanco has been active in professional and community organizations and participated in their board governance. These organizations include Central Pacific Bank, Central Pacific Financial, St. Francis Liliha Medical Center, Straub Hospital Foundation, YMCA of Honolulu, Honolulu Symphony, Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Aloha United Way, Hawaiʻi Real Estate Commission, ETS RELE Advisory Board, University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents, the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi, and the University of Hawaiʻi Emeritus Regents Association. He served as the chair of the ETS RELE Advisory Board, the Board of Regents, the Research Corporation, and currently chairs the Emeritus Regents Association.

Blanco is a licensed real estate broker and holds a bachelorís degree in business from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Select a committee member to learn more about that individual.

L. Thomas Ramsey
L. Thomas Ramsey
Chair
Term ends 6/30/15
Joseph F. Blanco
Joseph F.
Blanco

Vice Chair
Term ends 6/30/15
Sommerset Wong headshot
Sommerset Wong
Secretary
Term ends 6/30/15
Amefil Agbayani
Amefil Agbayani
Member
Term ends 12/1/14
Karl Fujii, headshot
Karl Fujii
Member
Term ends 6/30/15
Leonard Oka, headshot
Leonard Oka
Member
Term ends 6/30/17
Kathleen Stanley
Kathleen Stanley
Member
Term ends 12/1/14
Brigitte Yoshino
Brigitte Yoshino
Member
Term ends 6/30/17