Assets & Opportunity Network Leadership Experts Directory


Brent Kakesako3

Executive Director
Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED)
(808) 550-2661
Honolulu, HI

Brent is the Executive Director for HACBED, a non-profit intermediary that employs a co-learning approach to build the capacity of families and communities across the state of Hawai`i so that they have choice and control to push for economic, environmental, and social justice. HACBED is the lead organization for the Ho`owaiwai Network, the statewide asset building coalition that works to build wealth for Hawai`i's working families. Brent has a background in community organizing and received his J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, and his B.A. cum laude from Harvard University.

A&O; Network Lead Organization affiliation: Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED)

Expertise in:

• IDAs
• Children's Savings Accounts

Special Skills in:

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