President & Chief Executive Officer
Alicia Moy has been the president and chief executive officer of Hawaii Gas since May 2013. Under her leadership, the company is committed to supporting the positive transformation of Hawaii’s energy landscape and achievement of the state’s renewable energy goals, lowering the state’s high cost of energy for customers, providing diverse and resilient clean energy solutions and development of renewable natural gas projects. Her energy vision in Hawaii is to support, develop and collaborate on clean energy solutions. Previously, Alicia was senior vice president at Hawaii Gas’ parent company, Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC), which owns, operates and invests in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses in the United States. At Macquarie, Alicia oversaw corporate strategy, strategic planning, funding and management of several Macquarie-managed utility companies, including Hawaii Gas.
Alicia has served as a member of Hawaii Gas’ board of directors since 2011. She also serves on the boards of Bank of Hawaii, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Aloha United Way, the Western Energy Institute and the Workforce Development Council. She is also a trustee of the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii. Additionally, Alicia sits on advisory boards for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative and Women in Renewable Energy. Her professional affiliations include Women Corporate Directors, Military Affairs Council, Hawaii Business Roundtable and the Young President’s Organization. Alicia holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in finance from INSEAD. Alicia’s expertise in utility and energy has given her a unique and holistic perspective on the integrated nature of Hawaii’s energy ecosystem and how it is transforming to meet the state’s renewable and clean energy goals.
Chief Financial Officer
Joanne Barradas is the Chief Financial Officer responsible for overseeing finance, accounting, information technology, and procurement. She is a certified CPA with a career that spans more than 25 years, including 10 years as a transformational finance leader at regulated companies for electricity generation and gas distribution. Most recently, Joanne served as the Chief Financial Officer at Y. Hata & Co, and also worked at Young Brothers, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young.
Joanne is active in the community and serves on the YWCA O‘ahu Board of Directors Finance Committee.
Executive Vice President, Special Projects and Strategic Supply
Thomas K.L.M. Young is responsible for ensuring Hawaii Gas successfully navigates its way through a changing energy landscape into the future. He identifyies and implements new projects that help the company to continue to be reliable, resilient and cost effective while also strategically aligning with our clean energy goals that contribute to reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Tom holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. He joined Hawaii Gas in 1981 initially as a chemist and has served in several positions within the company including: director of gas operations in 2001, vice president of operations in 2006, and senior vice president of strategic initiatives and supply in 2010, before becoming executive vice president, chief operating officer in 2013.
Vice President, Operations
Kevin Nishimura is our Vice President of Operations. Starting his career with Hawaii Gas in 1993 as a staff enginner, he has worked his way through the ranks in areas including engineering, operations, customer care and strategic initiatives.
Kevin grew up in Hilo and is a graduate of Waiakea High School. He earned an MBA from University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Southern California.
In the community, Kevin has served as President and served on the Board of Directors for a local credit union for over 15 years, has coached youth basketball, regularly supports community service events such as Special Olympics, and other charity events, and is an Eagle Scout.
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Nathan C. Nelson is our VP, General Counsel and Secretary, focused primarily on legal and regulatory affairs at Hawaii Gas. He provides legal counsel on contracts, litigation, insurance, real property, and interfaces with the Hawai'i Public Utilities Commission on regulatory matters. Additionally, Nate oversees Human Resources and the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) departments.
Prior to joining Hawaii Gas in 2011, Nathan served as the company's interim general counsel while associated with Carlsmith Ball, LLC. In 2013, he was recognized as the Young Business Leader of the Year at Pacific Business News' Forty Under 40 event.
Committed to staying active in the community, Nathan serves on the boards of the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice and the GIFT Foundation of Hawaii.