POSTED: 6:54 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2011
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has named leaders of state agencies that focus on youths, the elderly, taxation, and consumer affairs.
Abercrombie announced Tuesday that Bert Matsuoka would direct the Office of Youth Services and Wesley Lum would be executive director of the Office on Aging.
Matuoka most recently has been contract manager for Securitas Security Services and previously was an Department of Human Services investigator.
Lum is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii School of Social Work and a longtime advocate for the aging.
Abercrombie also tapped Randy Baldemor to be deputy director of the Taxation Department, and Everett Kaneshige to be deputy director of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.