Next Lunch Meeting: January 12, 2015 (Monday)
11:30 am at The Pacific Club
Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
Pacific Biodiesel Technologies
Leaning In, On & Towards the Future!
Kelly King will discuss how, beginning in her mid-twenties, her determination to make a better world for her children helped her evolve from a young wife and mother into a state elected official and eventually vice president of America’s first, and arguably most sustainable, biodiesel company. She and her husband, Robert King co-founded this renewable energy company in 1996.
Well known as an industry pioneer, Pacific Biodiesel was created to alleviate the disposal of waste cooking oil at Maui’s landfill and became the first commercial biodiesel company in the U.S. As director of Marketing & Communications, Kelly has helped sell and/or develop 13 biodiesel plants built by Pacific Biodiesel in the U.S. and Japan, and the company’s community-based biodiesel model has become a standard for the sustainable renewable fuel industry.
In 2006, together with Daryl Hannah and Willie and Annie Nelson, Kelly co-founded the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance, a national nonprofit organization that is developing a certification process for sustainable biodiesel practices. In Hawaii Kelly has been active as a board member on many local non profits and served as an elected member of the Hawaii State Board of Education representing Maui County from 1994-1998.
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