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LEILA’A PANUI LEONG

Project Manager

Education:  Bachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, Willamette University; Master in Business Administration, Hawaiʻi Pacific University

Background:  Ms. Leong joined Pono Pacific after completing an internship at US Fish and Wildlife Service and then working for five years in the biotechnology field at Tissue Genesis, Inc.  While at Tissue Genesis, Ms. Leong gained valuable experience working closely with the company’s operations, business development, marketing, and investor relations teams as President Anton Krucky’s Executive Assistant.  Ms. Leong assists Pono Pacific’s Director of Operations, Operational Manager, and other Project Managers in project development, grant applications, fulfilling reporting requirements, and general project management.  Ms. Leong’s role bridges field operations with administrative activities, managing communication both within the company and with Pono Pacific’s clients.  She provides pivotal support to the team and has a special balance of both science and administrative knowledge and experience.  Ms. Leong enjoys playing tennis, jogging, reading, puzzles, crafts, and social networking.