Jan E. Hanohano Dill

Project Director

Mr. Dill founded Partners in Development in 1997 and has served as President and Chairman of the Board since January 12, 2001.

Among other community involvement, Mr. Dill served as Vice President, President and is now as a member of the Board of Na Pua a Ke Ali‘i Pauahi and Chairman of the Governor’s Mayors’ Annual Hawaii Prayer Breakfast. He was Chair of the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Hawai‘i Board, Steering Committee for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Hokule‘a Voyage, and Volunteer Corps of the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center.

Since 1997, Mr. Dill has also been serving as President of Strategic Solutions, Inc. and Senior Advisor of Massachusetts Foundation for Excellence in Marine Polymer Sciences, Inc. Prior to Mr. Dill's position with Partners in Development, he was Vice President of Pacific American Foundation (1998-2001), Partner and Project Director of Strategies Hawai‘i (1997-2001), Co-Chief Executive Officer, Vice President and Public Affairs Officer of The Oceanic Institute (1978-1997), Research Associate and Special Assistant to the President of the Tufts University (1977-1981), Director of Exchange Programs, Latin American Teaching Fellowship Program at Tufts University (1972-1977), Fulbright Fellow with the National University of Guatemala (1970-1972), and high school teacher and football coach at Punahou School (1966-1968).

Jan Dill was a Fulbright Fellow (1970-1972), received the Shell Oil Development Fellowship in 1970, is a member of Kappa Sigma Iota (National Spanish Language Honor Society), and was recognized with the Distinguished Graduate Award from Kamehameha Schools (1978).

He received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree in economic development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, successfully completed oral exams for the doctoral course program from the same school, obtained a Master of Arts degree in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/philosophy from Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Mr. Dill was installed as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Partners in Development on January 12, 2001.