Kalbert K. Young joined the University of Hawaii System in January 2015. As UH’s chief financial affairs officer, Young is responsible for leading and directing the university’s systemwide financial management and budgetary functions.
He previously served as the State of Hawaiʻi’s budget and finance director. As budget director, he administered the state budget to develop near- and long-term financial plans and strategies and to provide programs for the improvement of state agencies’ management and financial management. Young has served as a trustee to the State of Hawaiʻi Employees’ Retirement System and as a trustee on the State of Hawaiʻi Deferred Compensation Plan.
Prior to serving as budget director for the state, Young served as the director of finance for the County of Maui. His professional experience and background includes government service work in the State House of Representatives on the staff of the chair of the House Committee on Economic Development.
His private sector experience includes government relations, budget and financial planning and internal audit at Kamehameha Schools—a private non-profit educational trust in Hawaiʻi. He has also worked in the area of land planning and development for the Kapalua Land Company, a subsidiary of Maui Land and Pineapple.
Young was appointed state finance director by then governor Neil Abercrombie in 2010.