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December 21, 2004
Hannemann names six to cabinet
Nina Wu

Honolulu Mayor-elect Mufi Hannemann announced six cabinet members Tuesday. He named both a director and deputy director for the Department of Planning and Permitting. The deputy director's role will be to streamline the permitting process.

Hannemann's new appointees:
  • Henry Eng, director of the Department of Planning and Permitting. Eng, president of HE Land Planning Services, a landuse consultant service, also worked 15 years for The Estate of James Campbell.

  • David K. Tanoue, deputy director of the Department of Planning and Permitting. He has been senior deputy attorney with the Department of Corporation Counsel for the past three years. Tanoue provided legal counsel for DPP on projects including the Outrigger Beach Walk, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikikian Tower and Wal-Mart and Sam's Club on Keeaumoku Street.

  • Carrie K.S. Okinaga, corporation counsel. Okinaga, a partner with Honolulu law firm McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, practices in the areas of litigation and employment law.
  • Gordon J. Bruce, director of the Department of Information Technology. Bruce is the owner and managing member of GJB & Associates, a Mililani information technology consulting firm. He previously worked at The Estate of James Campbell.

  • Kanthi De Alwis, medical examiner. De Alwis has been Honolulu's chief medical examiner since 2001.

  • William Walter Goodhue Jr., first deputy medical examiner. Goodhue has held that position since 2001.
More than 600 applications flowed into the mayor-elect's transition office, with an average of about 20 applicants per position.

Developer D.G. "Andy" Anderson and Christine Camp Friedman, chairwoman of The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, oversaw the selection process.

Five search committees interviewed candidates and narrowed down the choices, while Hannemann made the final selection.

Some of the positions, including corporation counsel, are subject to confirmation by the Honolulu City Council.

Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - December 21, 2004


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