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Lori Makiya

Lori Makiya


“Innovation is change that challenges the status quo. In Hawaii, we are focusing on changing not one area, but the whole system”

Lori Makiya oversees operations and events for Energy Excelerator. Her responsibilities include budget strategy and contracting, event strategy and execution, project and relationship management for key contracts, recruitment, and human resources. Lori also manages Energy Excelerator HQ, our team’s office and coworking space for Energy Excelerator companies.

Prior to joining Energy Excelerator…
Prior to joining Energy Excelerator, Lori held marketing and business development positions for various organizations including a public relations firm and an international marketing company focusing on the Asia-Pacific. She was also a marketing manager for Altres where she was responsible for external marketing, PR, events, and partnerships.
With a background in marketing…

Lori holds a B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is also a member of Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE).

Outside of the office…

Lori loves boogie boarding, yoga and enjoying the outdoors with her family.