Kathleen Ho will require Hawaii Senate approval for the director position.
Gov. David Ige on Wednesday announced the appointment of Kathleen S.Y. Ho as director of the Office of Environmental Quality Control, which is part of the Department of Health.
According to a press release from the administration, Ho “has extensive experience” as deputy attorney general in environmental law.
She was an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii Manoa, and deputy corporation counsel for the City and County of Honolulu.
Previously, Ho served as advisor to OEQC and the Environmental Council.
Ho’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. Her start date has not yet been determined.
If confirmed, she will replace Scott Glenn, who has been appointed as chief executive officer of the Hawaii State Energy Office.
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