When:
March 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2015-03-04T12:00:00-10:00
2015-03-04T13:30:00-10:00

kissellJeffrey M. Kissel former president and CEO of Hawaii Gas, was named executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector in October 2014.

Jeffrey M. Kissel Honolulu, HI 1 JEFFREY SPECIALIZES IN TRANSITION MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Jeffrey boasts experience from a successful career in senior management in both private and public companies. He specializes in change management as he guides people and enterprises to reach their full potential and also to recover from unanticipated circumstances. Over a span of 20 years he has worked in the energy sector with companies in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to becoming the CEO for HawaiiGAS he focused on environmental engineering, renewable energy and environmental remediation where he served in senior leadership positions shaping corporate strategy, developing new technology and preparing organizations to participate successfully in the 21st Century global economy. Jeff’s management was instrumental in the exceptional growth seen at all levels of Hawaii Gas, where he most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2013. As a result of his strategies, Hawaii Gas is pioneering the introduction of new energy sources for Hawaiii such as Renewable Natural Gas, Hydrogen, and Liquefied Natural Gas. Jeff’s accomplishments over his last five years at the Company have garnered praise from many national, local and industry leaders. TRANSITION MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND Jeffrey leverages his past successes and experience to help his clients develop their organizations and management teams in the areas of corporate leadership and growth, deversified global finance, and operations. He focuses on meeting the bottom line in management, and also developing and implementing strategic vision. Representative assignments include: } His time with URS Corporation as he headed the corporate planning functions when this global engineering firm grew by more than 400% } His leadership as CFO at a troubled Tyco subsidiary as he consolidated and restructured finance functions in 38 countries reporting in multiple languages and regulatory frameworks while expanding the business of developing individually financed major infrastructure projects in the utilities sector } His current assignment as the Chief Executive of the Hawaii Healthcare Exchange recovering from a defective technology implementation and now successfully serving a 10 fold increase in clients in a highly polarized political environment BUSINESS EXPERIENCE Jeffrey has been a CEO, Director, and has held other ‘C’ suite.positions since 1993. His tenure includes time with public and large private companies. Jeffrey was the President and Chief Executive Officer of HawaiiGAS, formerly The Gas Company, LLC, where he served from December 2007 until May 2013. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Safe Renewables Corporation, an established marketer and producer of "Biodiesel" a substitute for conventional petroleum diesel selling fuel for power generation, located in Houston, Texas. He was the Vice Chairman, Execuitve Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer for Primoris, Corporation from 2005 to 2007, a diversified EPC serving the energy and utility industry with revenues in excess of $2 Billion. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Earth Tech Inc. from 2003 to 2005, a $1.5 billion global engineering and construction company and has held various financial executive positions in publicly traded companies since 1974. From 1997 to Jeffrey M. Kissel Honolulu, HI 2 2003, Jeffrey was employed by URS Corporation as a vice president of planning and budgeting, and served as Chief Financial Officer for several URS Corporation divisions. Jeffrey was President and principal shareholder of Hawaiian Communications between 1992 and 1997. Prior to 1992 he worked with Sedgwick North America, Challenger Petroleum (USA), Rollins Burdick Hunter of Hawaii (AON), and Pacific Resources (now the Gas Company LLC). Jeffrey now serves as the Executive Director for Hawaii Health Connector, a state owned Nonprofit entity operating the health insurance exchanges and related service serving Hawaii’s 1.4 million citizens under the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacase”. In January 2013, Jeffrey was appointed to serve on the National Petroleum Council, by the Hon. Steven Chu, US Secretary of Energy