The Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council has hired Ed Nishioka as its new Director of Development to lead the strategy and management of fundraising, business development, events, and marketing for the premier youth leadership organization in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Nishioka was previously the Director of Marcus Mariota’s Motiv8 Foundation since its inception in 2016.
In his new role, Nishioka will help grow the fundraising efforts of Hawaiʻi’s only local Boy Scouts council through annual giving, fundraising events, donor relations, corporate partnerships and major gifts. In addition, Nishioka will develop scalable approaches to the Aloha Council’s current marketing efforts. Nishioka’s leadership enables the Aloha Council to transcend into a new phase of development and marketing that will enable its 4,000 scouts and 2,000 trained volunteers to continue elevating Hawaiʻ’s scouting program.
Nishioka previously owned a business consulting company and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Straub Medical Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaiʻi, Southern Oregon University, and Kidz for a Cause. Nishioka is a previous Pacific Century Fellow, a Pacific Business News 40 under Forty honoree, and once named the Hawaiʻi Jaycees Young Person of the Year.