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Joseph Pickard, M.S., M.B.A.

Mr. Pickard is a small business leader in Hawaii with a wealth of experience in both the private and public sector. As President of Environet he ensures that financial obligations are met, resources are properly allocated and budgets, schedules and contractual agreements are carefully monitored.

Although Mr. Pickard has spent the last two decades in the engineering community in Hawaii, he also has national and international work experience. Over the span of his career he has managed projects as complex and innovative as the award winning Ko Olina marina and lagoons, and as challenging as the build-out of �smart office space� at Exchange Square in Hong Kong for international securities trading.

Since returning to the islands in 1986, Mr. Pickard has been involved in projects throughout the State which have required extensive review and approval at the Federal, State, and County level. As a gubernatorial appointee to the Kaneohe Bay Task Force, Mr. Pickard has either chaired or assisted in managing dozens of community meetings seeking input into the creation of the first ocean use plan for Kaneohe Bay, one of the most treasured natural resources in Windward Oahu. This three-year process required hundreds of hours of interaction with the community and government agencies and the preparation of numerous reports consolidating recommendations into an ocean use plan. Mr. Pickard has served in a similar capacity at the national level, as a Secretary of the Navy appointee, to the Ocean Research Advisory Panel. As an ORAP member, Mr. Pickard and his fellow committee members worked with authorities throughout the nation in establishing cohesive research policies and programs in oceans bordering our nation.