Mark McGuffie is President of Ulumau, LLC, a consultancy firm that bridges public and private sectors to cultivate collaborative partnerships that address emerging challenges for sustainable growth. He possesses the expertise, qualifications, global perspective and an international network of contacts with the capacity to effectively contribute to the health and well-being of humanity.

He is International Philanthropy Advisor to East-West Philanthropy Forum (EWPF), a Honolulu-based non-profit organization and affiliate of the China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI). CGPI was established in November 2015 by five Chinese and US philanthropists: Bill Gates, Ray Dalio, Niu Gensheng, He Qiaonyu and Ye Qingjun. The institute was founded to implement an education system that cultivates exemplary philanthropy in China and beyond. Mark is the creative catalyst forging synergistic philanthropic partnerships internationally, delivering scalable solutions to build project-based programs that fulfill the vision, mission, passion and intent of all parties involved.

As Senior Advisor of ResortTrust Hawaii, LLC, owner of The Kahala Hotel & Resort, he created and administers the extraordinary partnership and MOU between Kamehameha Schools, the largest private landowner throughout the State of Hawaii, and ResortTrust Hawaii. A first of its kind, both organizations are committed to jointly work on mutual goals in education programming, conservation management, preservation of the Hawaiian culture, and use of locally produced products.

Formerly Private Philanthropy Officer for IUCN, Mark was instrumental in the restructuring of IUCN’s Patrons of Nature program that provides the Director General with strategic guidance. He was directly involved in securing the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) in Hawaii and the design and marketing of sponsorship programs.

Mark tweets at: @MarkMcGuffie3

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