Press Releases

Link to photos and resumes here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed a new chairperson of the Board of Agriculture and a new director at the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. Department of Agriculture Denise Albano has been appointed chairperson of the Hawai‘i Board of Agriculture, and Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser has been reappointed ...
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Link to photos and resumes here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige made several appointments and re-appointments on Tuesday, Jan. 15, all subject to Senate confirmation: Audrey Hidano 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, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – Governor Ige makes deputy director appointments to DAGS, DLIR, Budget & Finance

Link to photos and resumes here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige and Department of Transportation Director Jade Butay announced the following appointments on Monday, Jan. 14: Lynn A.S. Araki-Regan is appointed by Gov. David Ige as first deputy, Department of Transportation Administration. She was previously employed with the County of Maui, serving as the economic ...
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Link to b-roll here Link to soundbites here Soundbite log below HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige met with Board of Education chair Catherine Payne to discuss the vote that was taken in executive session on a one-year contract extension for Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto. “In the past, the practice of the board has always been ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release – Governor Ige, BOE chair set record straight on BOE vote to extend schools superintendent contract

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced that all state employees have successfully transitioned to a modern, efficient payroll system, transforming the way the state and its employees conduct business. On the first pay date of the year on Jan. 4, 2019, the PeopleSoft Payroll system issued 70,771 payments to 66,182 employees, as there are individuals ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – All State of Hawaii employees now on new revolutionary payroll system

Link to photo and resume here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has designated James (Jay) Griffin as Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission chairman. Griffin was initially appointed to the commission in May 2017. Griffin previously served as chief of policy and research with the PUC. He was also assistant researcher and assistant specialist with the Hawai‘i ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige designates Public Utilities commissioner James Griffin as PUC chair

Link to photos and bios here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has reappointed Major General Arthur “Joe” Logan as adjutant general, Hawai‘i National Guard, Department of Defense. He has held this position since January 2015, overseeing the training and readiness of more than 5,000 soldiers and airmen of the Hawai‘i National Guard. Logan also serves ...
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Link to photos and resumes here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is appointing new directors at three state departments. Budget and Finance (BUF) Rod Becker has been appointed as director of the Department of Budget and Finance. He replaces Laurel Johnston who retired in December. Becker has served as the comptroller ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release – Governor Ige announces appointments for Budget and Finance, Accounting and General Services, and Labor and Industrial Relations

Link to photo and resume here. Link to news conference photos here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that he is appointing Clare Connors to be the attorney general of the State of Hawaiʻi, subject to senate confirmation. Connors is an experienced criminal and civil litigator who is leaving the law firm of Davis ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Governor Ige announces appointment of new attorney general

WHAT:     News Conference – Governor Ige will announce the appointment of a new attorney general   WHO:       Governor David Ige                    Appointee   WHEN:    Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 12:30 p.m.   WHERE:   State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through ...
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