Gov. David Ige has appointed Craig Hirai as the director of the Department of Budget and Finance, effective Dec. 16.

Craig Hirai. 

Hirai, according to a press release, has served as executive director of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation since 2013.

Hirai was also a shareholder and director at Bowen Hunsaker Hirai Consulting and Bowen Hunsaker Hirai, Certified Public Accountants.

As well, he also worked as a tax attorney in private practice.

The acting director of Budget and Finance, Neal Miyahira, returns to his position as budget division administrator at the department.

Hirai’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.

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