GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUCES NEW CABINET MEMBERSPosted on Jan 1, 2015 in In The News, News Release
DAVID Y. IGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 31, 2014
GOVERNOR IGE ANNOUCES NEW CABINET MEMBERS
HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of seven members
of his Cabinet.
Col. Arthur “Joe” Logan will serve as adjutant general. Logan is currently
serving as director of operations/G3, Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG), a
position he has held since October 2013. Prior to this assignment Logan
held positions as the chief of staff of the Hawaii National Guard (HING)
Joint Staff, and chief of staff of the HIARNG. Logan deployed to
Afghanistan and served as the commander, Regional Police Advisory Command –
Central, in support of the Afghan National Police. Prior to his deployment
he served as the Joint Forces Headquarters – Hawaii (JFHQ-HI) Counterdrug
Coordinator and the J2 Director of Intelligence. Logan holds a Master of
Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a BA in Justice
Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.
Col. Kenneth Hara will join Logan as deputy adjutant general. Hara is the
chief of the Joint Staff for the HING where he is responsible for day-to-day
operations. Prior to that, he served as commander for the 29th Infantry
Brigade Combat Team, HIARNG. Hara received his Master of Strategic Studies
from the U.S. Army War College, and BA in Human services from Hawaii Pacific
Nolan Espinda will serve as the director for the Department of Public
Safety. Espinda has been serving as the warden at the Halawa Correctional
Facility since 2009. He has been employed by the department since 1983, and
has served in multiple correctional facility positions. Espinda earned a BA
in political science from the California State University.
Jade Butay will assume his previous role as deputy director for
administration at the Department of Transportation, a position he held from
2011-2013. Butay is currently serving as deputy director for the Department
of Labor and Industrial Relations. Butay holds an MA in Business
Administration from Babson College and a BA Business Administration from the
University of Hawaii.
Carty Chang will serve as acting director for the Department of Land and
Natural Resources (DLNR). Chang has served as the chief engineer for DLNR’s
Engineering Division since 2009. Chang received his BS Degree in Civil
Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Randy Baldemor has been named deputy director of the Department of Human
Resource Development. Baldemor was previously serving as the director of
Strategic Initiatives for the Office of the Governor. He has 14 years of
experience in a wide range of fields including taxation, law and computer
software development. Baldemor received his undergraduate degree in
political science from the University of Florida and earned his law degree
from the University of Washington School of Law.
Roderick K. Becker will serve as deputy director of the Department of Budget
and Finance. Becker’s experience with government finance includes serving
as budget chief for the Hawaii State Senate where he coordinated the
development of the State budget. He was also recently the Budget Program
Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu. Becker graduated from
the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BA in economics and political
science. He also earned the Certified Public Finance Officer designation
from the Government Finance Officers Association.