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Randall Tanaka (Resume) served as president and executive director of the 2016 World Conservation Congress that was held in Honolulu, directing all logistical functions to host more than 10,000 delegates from 190 countries. He was also chief operating officer for APEC – The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Tanaka is currently the director of Commercial and Auxiliary ...
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Leo Asuncion, Jr. appointed to PUC

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Main

 Leo Asuncion, Jr. (Resume) currently serves as planning program administrator for the state’s Office of Planning, overseeing the overall management, administration and operations of the Planning Division. He also served as director and interim director of the Office of Planning from 2015 – 2018. Previously, Asuncion was a senior regulatory analyst and senior integrated resource ...
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Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser was designated acting chairperson for the Board of Agriculture last month. She has also served as deputy to the chairperson since 2015. Shimabukuro-Geiser is a long-time advocate of agriculture, having worked at Mikilua Poultry Farm, Inc. in Waiʻanae where she served as vice president and administrative fiscal assistant. She was also vice president ...
Read More Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser appointed as Board of Agriculture chairperson, Glenn Muranaka as deputy

Building a better Hawai’i for generations to come Excerpts of the Governor’s 2019 State of the State Address   “The future has a name, and it is the name of a son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter.” — Governor David Y. Ige Like the start of each new year, the State of the State address offers us ...
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Proclamation Special Election

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Main

Maria Cook Resume Renee Sonobe Hong Resume Jodie Maesaka-Hirata Resume    

Department of Agriculture Denise Albano (Resume) has been appointed chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture. Albano has served as the Department of Agriculture’s water director since 2016, creating and improving water systems across state water agencies, using a collaborative approach to water usage in Hawai‘i. Albano was president and co-founder of Feed the Hunger ...
Read More Governor Ige makes leadership appointments at Agriculture Department and DBEDT

Audrey Hidano (Resume) is re-appointed to serve as deputy comptroller at the Department of Accounting and General Services (DAGS), a position she has held since April 2015. Prior to joining DAGS, Hidano served as deputy director at the Department of Transportation and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Hidano is co-founder of Hidano Construction, Inc., ...
Read More Governor Ige makes deputy director appointments to DAGS, DLIR, Budget & Finance

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