At PBR HAWAII, Mr. Simpson works in a supportive role on various projects to assist principals and associates in the firm. In his previous role, Mr. Simpson served as the coordinator for the Smart Sustainable Communities initiative for Hawaiʻi Green Growth. His responsibilities included primary coordination, research, logistics, and technical support for the Smart Sustainable Communities (SSC) Roundtable and corresponding working groups.
Mr. Simpson’s experience in this role involved engagement with a diverse array of key leaders, partner organizations, and technical experts to achieve SSC objectives that promote joint action, accountability, collaboration, information exchange, resource leverage and consensus building. The project deliverables included managing a multi-sector process to develop recommendations on targets, indicators and metrics for the Aloha+ Challenge Smart Sustainable Communities 2030 statewide goal. Membership among the working groups managed in this process included state and county representatives, locally based, private sector companies, academic and technical experts, and community-based organizations. Additional project deliverables involved development of the Smart Sustainable Communities Business Roundtable as a private sector platform for collaboration on joint actions to support sustainability initiatives. Dave’s experience also includes a background in hospitality management on the Island of Lāna‘i and grass-roots political advocacy.