Ms. Noelani Kalipi assists clients with project development and management, emphasizing strategic planning, project implementation, and meaningful community engagement. As President of Kalipi Enterprises, Noelani specializes in the areas of systems planning, food security, energy security, community empowerment, and helping communities to create and implement “courageous space” for difficult and emotionally charged discussions related to land use, ancestral knowledge, and indigenous rights, economic development, and access to capital.
In her role as Chief Strategy Officer for Progression Energy, she leads the development of utility-scale renewable energy projects specializing in floating offshore wind. Ms. Kalipi also serves as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Hawaii Island.
Noelani is an active member of the Hawaii Leadership Forum, Omidyar Fellows program, and First Nations Futures Program. She gained extensive federal policy experience while working for US Senator Daniel Akaka in Washington, DC., and served on active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Noelani has a bachelor’s degree in government politics and economics from George Mason University and a law degree from George Washington University National Law Center. She is married to Gaylen Kalipi and has two daughters, Hauʻoli and Kuʻuipo. During her free time, Ms. Kalipi coaches fast-pitch softball and volunteers for various nonprofit organizations.