Courtney M. Crawford
Courtney M. Crawford is a graduate from Punahou School. She attended Boston University then the University of San Francisco School of Law where she focused on Maritime Law, and was an Editor for the Maritime Law Journal. Following graduation from law school, Ms. Crawford began her ten-year career as a maritime litigator at Cox, Wootton, Lerner, Griffin & Hansen in San Francisco, where she became a partner. There, she handled and directed all aspects of maritime litigation and transactional work, with an emphasis on Jones Act, DOSHA, and LHWCA defense, and limitation actions. Currently, Ms. Crawford is Senior Counsel at Matson, Inc. where she handles all Litigation and Compliance matters.
Justin Gruenstein was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency on July 1, 2017. In this capacity, he also serves as the city’s Deputy Chief Resilience Officer. Previously, he was the Executive Assistant to Mayor Kirk Caldwell responsible for policy matters relating to the environment, sustainability, and emergency management. He also served as the emergency coordinator for the Office of the Mayor and Managing Director, acting as the Mayor’s liaison to various emergency management agencies. Before joining the City and County of Honolulu, Mr. Gruenstein spent five years in government relations with the County of Maui Mayor’s Office and an international civil engineering firm. Early in his career, he was a legislative assistant and policy analyst at the Washington State Legislature, where he served on the staff of both the chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Water Committee and House Speaker Pro Tem. An alumnus of the University of Washington in Seattle, Mr. Gruenstein currently serves as a member of the Hawaiʻi State Hazard Mitigation Forum and the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program Advisory Council.
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