STCH Advisory Board
Boulanger has more than 20 years of experience in transportation planning and mobility consultation with a special focus on designing complete streets, researching transportation trends, parking operations, operating bike transit hubs, and marketing mobility services. Most recently, Boulanger served as the VP of Operations and Facility Design for Bikestation and its facilities nationwide. Prior to Bikestation, Boulanger was Alta Planning and Design’s Deputy Project Manager for the Abu Dhabi Pedestrian Safety Action Plan that developed roadway safety audits, countermeasures and best policies for over 150 pedestrian high-frequency crash sites.
Boulanger was originally recruited from The State of Hawaii by the City of Vancouver where he served as the senior transportation planner for the City’s then-new Neighborhood Safety & Livability program within its Transportation Services section. Boulanger served in the US Peace Corps Philippines as a volunteer and technical trainer for Local Development Planning. Boulanger is a graduate of the Urban of Regional Planning Program at UH Manoa.
Jenna has extensive experience in, and knowledge of, biodiesel and is also very involved in outreach, education, and marketing events for the company. Jenna was awarded top honors by the Sales and Marketing Professionals Association in the Sales and Marketing Executives International Green Services category.
With years of experience working on bicycle advocacy and alternative transportation planning, Daniel is currently the Advocacy, Planning, and Communications Director at Hawaii Bicycling League. He is a graduate of UH Manoa’s Urban Planning department, where his extra-curriculars included co-founding and coordinating Cycle Manoa. After college, Daniel worked as a transportation planner for Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts and as an urban planner for Hawaii-based planning-firm Belt Collins. Daniel is an American Certified Institute Planner.
Michael Colón is the Manager of Electrification of Transportation Policy and Program Development for the Hawaiian Electric Companies. The Hawaiian Electric Companies collectively serve the energy needs of 95% of the population in the state of Hawai’i and are at the forefront of achieving the State’s policy goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. Part of this transition includes the utility leading initiatives to support the electrification of transportation which has provided electric vehicle rate and DC fast charging service across its service territory, since 2014.
Michael was instrumental in developing Hawaiian Electric’s Electrification of Transportation Strategic Roadmap and the subsequent critical backbone study, which established a planning methodology for evaluating future EV charging needs and optimizing locations for infrastructure development.
Michael draws upon experience in law, regulation, and business development and has helped shape energy and electric vehicle policy in the state. Before Hawaiian Electric, Michael served as Commission Counsel for the Hawai’i Public Utilities Commission. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, and a J.D. and M.B.A from the University of Hawai’i.
As Senior Vice President of Investments & Analytics, Greg manages investment efforts including strategy evaluation and development, due diligence, financial modeling, and project support and oversight. Greg works on a variety of energy- and agriculture-related projects, including Hawaii Dairy Farms, Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning, and Ibis Networks, and serves on the boards of Bikeshare Hawaii and OpConnect Hawaii. He is also involved in sustainable transportation projects and local efforts to reduce the number of vehicle miles traveled in the state.
“Ulupono has provided the opportunity to harness my financial background and interest in private equity to support Hawaii and ideally make a difference for generations to come.”
Greg earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in Singapore. Prior to joining Ulupono, Greg was the head of the strategy and financial planning at StubHub. In 2015, Greg was recognized as one of Pacific Business News’ Forty Under 40 and joined the class of the Pacific Century Fellows.
Fun fact: Greg does not know how to update LinkedIn.
Kiana Otsuka is the Transportation Planner at the Oʻahu Metropolitan Planning Organization (OahuMPO). OahuMPO coordinates transportation planning on the island of Oʻahu. The organization is primarily tasked with the distribution of Federal transportation monies to the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation, City and County of Honolulu Department of Transportation Services, among other recipients.
In her current role, she works on the Oʻahu Regional Transportation Plan, and manages sub-area corridor studies, including the coordination and execution of public involvement efforts of the MPO. Kiana is a strong advocate for making sustainable transportation options safer, more convenient, and enjoyable for everyone.
Outside of work, Kiana serves on the Mid-Pacific Institute Alumni Board, Surfrider Oʻahu Core Volunteer Group, and as a Community Huki Leader for Mālama Maunalua.
Kiana is a graduate of Mid-Pacific Institute, holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University, and a Master’s in Regional and Urban Planning Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science.