Mark McGuffie is Founder of Ulumau, 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.
As the International Philanthropy Advisor for the East-West Philanthropy Forum, a Honolulu based non-profit organization, he has developed strong philanthropic relations globally. Mr. McGuffie is a creative catalyst, forging synergistic partnerships, delivering scalable solutions, to build project-based programs that fulfills the vision of all parties involved.
As Senior Advisor of Resorttrust Hawaii, he created and adminsters an extraordinary partnership and MOU between Kamehameha Schools, the largest private landowner within the United States focused on K-12 education together with Resorttrust. A first of its kind, both organizations are committed to jointly work on mutual goals in education programming, conservation management, preservation of Hawaiian culture and the use of locally produced products.
Formerly, as Private Philanthropy Officer for IUCN, he was instrumental in the restructuring of IUCNʻs Patrons of Nature program that provided the Director General with strategic guidance. He was directly involved in securing the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii and the design and marketing of sponsorship programs.