The mission of the Hawaii Economic Association (HEA) is to promote public awareness and understanding of economics and to support the professional growth of its members by providing a forum to discuss Hawaii's economic issues and to interact with other professionals. The Honolulu Association of Business Economics is managed by the HEA , a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization. All checks should be made payable to HEA.
HEA features discussions and presentations on various economic topics and issues impacting Hawaii.
HEA members represent a large variety of Hawaii industries.
HEA luncheons take place on first Thursday of every month at the Plaza Club.
Becoming an HEA Member is simple! We welcome new Members as well as those who are renewing their annual membership. HEA Members enjoy reduced pricing for all HEA events.
HEA is affiliated with the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and serves as its Hawaii Chapter. Membership dues are $40 per year, based on a calendar year. Membership is not pro-rated.
If you are already registered with HEA, your membership must be renewed each year. Membership renewal dues are $40 per year, per person, based on a calendar year. Membership is not pro-rated.
He has held marketing, evaluation, research, and forecasting positions in several prominent Hawaii companies since 1983. He is currently Director of Customer Communications and Research at Hawaiian Electric. George is currently the 2017 President of the Hawaii Economics Association.
Rene is the Chief Research Analyst for the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affair’s Division of Consumer Advocacy and was previously with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from U.C. Berkeley and a B.A. from Stanford University.
She serves as HEA Vice President of Marketing. She is the Founder + President of Grant Writing & Consulting, a Hawaii-based firm that has raised nearly $30 million for it’s Client companies. She holds a Masters of Science in Economics and a Bachelors of Arts in International Business.
She has extensive experience planning, developing and managing projects for energy efficiency and clean energy goals. She previously served as Senior Project Economist / OTEC, PICHTR; Energy Administrator, Northern Mariana Islands; and Staff Economist, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
HEA monthly luncheons are held, on the first Thursday of every month, at the Plaza Club (20th floor, Pioneer Plaza building) in downtown Honolulu.
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