We are pleased to share that our very own George Yarbrough has been selected as a member of the sixth cohort of Omidyar Fellows. The cohort is comprised of cross-sector leaders and change makers who were selected through a rigorous application and selection process.
George Yarbrough is an entrepreneur dedicated to Impact Hub Honolulu and Laulea Engineering. Both companies strive to make a better Hawaii. His responsibilities for both include operations, marketing, strategic business development, network and business development, and getting done what needs to be done. His mission for Impact Hub Honolulu is to create a safe place where innovation, collaboration, and growth can happen for all sectors. George’s mission for Laulea Engineering is excel the level in which Hawaii treats and disposes its wastewater. His past professional experience is tied to the public health sector. First, he was with Operation Smile, a global charity that gives free surgeries to those who suffer with cleft lip and cleft palates. George started as a global coordinator and then moved into managing the Africa and Middle East programs. He then moved into the medical team response research field working with the US Department of Defense Center at the Center for Excellence. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a focus on economic geography and a minor in economics.
The Omidyar Fellows program seeks to cultivate the conditions in which Hawaii thrives by equipping mid-career leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively affect societal change. Throughout the initial 15 months of structured curriculum, which begins in October 2018, Cohort VI Fellows participate in a monthly session, executive coaching, conversations with community, business, and government leaders, and more. Following this, the cohort becomes fully engaged in the Forum of Fellows, an active network of currently 70 leaders and change makers, all of whom are dedicated to making positive movement on Hawaii’s most pressing issues. For more about George Yarbrough and the Omidyar Fellows, please check their website: Omidyar Fellows.