Gov. David Ige has nominated Audrey Hidano to serve as deputy director of the Department of Accounting and General Services.

Hidano has twice served as deputy director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and most recently was deputy director of the Department of Transportation, the governor’s office said in a release Thursday.

Audrey Hidano

Audrey Hidano, deputy director of the Department of Accounting and General Services.

Governor's Office

She co-founded Hidano Construction, a general contracting company that specializes in residential and light commercial construction, and is co-owner of Rim-Pac, a construction company that specializes in solid surface work, according to the release.

Hidano is active in the Nuuanu-Punchbowl Neighborhood Board, the Nuuanu YMCA, the Hawaii Employer-Union Benefits Trust Fund (employer trustee) and the Building Industry Association, the release says. She is a graduate of Honolulu Business College and McKinley High School.

“Audrey Hidano is an experienced government leader who also understands what it takes to make a small business successful and a community thrive.” Ige said in a statement. “She is a team player and I know she’ll make a positive difference.”

Hidano said she’s honored to continue to serve the public and looks forward to working with DAGS employees.

Her nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

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