Rick Blangiardi, who will be sworn in as the next mayor of the City and County of Honolulu Saturday, announced top leadership and Cabinet positions on Tuesday.
Michael Formby will serve as managing director (as was previously announced), Danette Maruyama will be deputy managing director and Andrew Kawano will be the director of Budget and Fiscal Services.
Formby previously worked as an acting state transportation director, Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s city transportation director, chief of staff to former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, an interim director and member of the board of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and an interim city councilman.
According to a press release from Blangiardi, Maruyama, who worked at DataHouse in executive positions, “brings to the City over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, implementing innovation and business development, in both the private and public sectors,” while Kawano will leave a position as director of facilities for Foodland Supermarket “and brings 25 years of managerial and executive experience in the controller, senior director of finance, CFO, and EVP roles” to the city.
The nominations of Formby and Kawano require City Council confirmation.
The department directors, the bandmaster and the medical examiner are subject to confirmation by the council, as is the executive secretary to the Neighborhood Commission.
Over 400 individuals submitted their resumes for consideration for Cabinet positions, according to the press release.
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