Yamamoto Lau serves as the Executive Director of the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority (HGIA). She joined HGIA in May 2016 as Managing Director and brings more than 30 years of strategic leadership and management experience in commercial and credit union banking as well as community development financing.
Prior to joining HGIA, Yamamoto Lau served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union and President of the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (HCRC). While at HCRC, Yamamoto Lau expanded the organization’s mission from a singular focus on affordable housing to include community and economic development, providing innovative financing to private and nonprofit organizations in the form of below market, long-term permanent debt for affordable rental projects (primarily projects leveraged with Low Income Housing Tax Credits) and eligible small businesses in the State, in addition to providing Loan Loss Reserve incentives for participating lenders for solar hot water and solar PV system financing.
Yamamoto Lau received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Hawaii and graduated with honors from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.