Barry T. Mizuno is the Hawaii County Nominee for the UH Board of Regents. Mizuno has been a leader in the geothermal power business for 20 years. As onsite manager for the Puna Geothermal Venture, he oversaw the project at its infancy from 1992 to 2006. Mizuno retired in 2006 to form BTM LLC, a private energy consulting firm before retiring in 2012.
Mizuno has also served in positions within Hawaii County across two administrations, including finance director and managing director. A certified public accounted, he has resided on the Big Island since 1983 when he became the chief financial officer, treasurer and controller of Hamakua Sugar Company, Inc. He currently serves on the UH Board of Regents as chair of the Planning and Facilities Committee, vice-chair of the Committee on University Audits, and member of the Committees on Community Colleges and Budget and Finance.
Mizuno earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting from Central Washington University in Ellensburg.