Hawaii Pacific Solar’s vice president of finance, Tricia Rohlfing, was recently recognized by Pacific Business News (PBN) as a “Women Who Means Business.” PBN received a record number of nominations for this recognition program this year, making the competition stiff!

Tricia  is one of the few women leaders in the renewable energy industry. She parlayed her background in finance at Bank of Hawaii, where she was also one of the women breaking through the glass ceiling, and is now working in one of the most vibrant and important industries in our nation.

As vice president of finance at Hawaii Pacific Solar, Tricia is responsible for putting together the funding relationships that are required for commercial photovoltaic installations. The financing mechanisms are still relatively new and constantly evolving as tax credits, regulations and power purchase agreements with utilities change. It takes a nimble imagination, complex financial knowledge and a dedication to staying aware of trends and emerging technologies.

An active member of the community, she was instrumental in establishing a chapter of the Hawaii Family Business Center on Maui and is a current board member of the Maui Economic Development Board and a member of Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE). Previously she served on the Hawaii State 4-H Foundation, the Hawaii Financial Management Association, the Hawaii Food Industry Association, the Maui Chamber of Commerce, the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the advisory board of the Tom Morrow Equestrian Facility. A passionate horsewoman, she organizes a monthly educational session for people interested in natural horsemanship.

She’s shown her with Hawaii Pacific Solar CEO, Bob Johnston.