Sterling QL Yee, MBA | American Lung Association

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Sterling QL Yee, MBA

Director of Strategic Consulting

Oceanit

Sterling Yee is the director of Strategic Consulting Services at Oceanit, a science and technology, and management and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Honolulu. He is responsible for overseeing management and engineering consulting projects and overall business development. Some of the clients he has worked with include the State of Hawaii, the City & County of Honolulu and other private industry clients. His recent project experiences include IT systems implementation and the organizational change management (OCM) efforts for the State of Hawaii business transformation initiatives. The main focus areas of the OCM effort included leadership, communication, learning and knowledge transfer, organizational structure and job redesign, and resistance management. Business development includes government and private industry in Hawaii and in the Asia Pacific area.

Prior to Oceanit, Yee served as the Chief Operating Officer of La Pietra – Hawaii School of Girls, where he was responsible for the school’s finance and accounting, information technology (IT), and physical facilities. His most significant accomplishment is the 25 percent growth of the endowment in the three years he was there. Prior to that Yee was the General Auditor of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, his auditing activities included Hawaiian Electric Industries and its subsidiaries: Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light, American Savings Bank and others, including foreign subsidiaries. In 2012, he was appointed by the State of Hawaii’s Legislature to help guide the development of Hawaii’s information technology standards and policies as a member of the State IT Steering Committee.

Non-profit organizations:

School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability – SEEQS is a charter school in Honolulu providing education from grades 6 – 9. Yee is serves on the board of directors and is currently the treasurer and chair of the finance committee. SEEQS has been rated in the top 3 charter schools in the State of Hawaii.

American Lung Association – Mr. Yee has been involved as a volunteer with the Lung Associatin for more than 20 years. He started as a board member of the Lung Association in Hawaii and became the board chair. He was intimately involved in the merger that created Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific and served as its first board chair. He was recently the treasurer and chair of the finance committee before rotating off the board in 2017.

La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls – Yee was a member of the Board of Trustees for more than 10 years. He served as treasurer and chair of the finance committee and then was appointed vice chair of the board of trustees. He was then hired as the school’s Chief Operating Officer.

Hale Kipa, a Hawaii based emergency youth shelter – Yee was a member of the Hale Kipa board of directors for over 10 years. He served as a board member, chair of the finance committee, chair of the IT committee as well as board chair.

Education:

Yee graduated with his bachelor’s in business administration and marketing and master’s in business administration from the University of Denver.

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