POSTED: 5:47 p.m. HST, Sep 15, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 8:41 p.m. HST, Sep 15, 2011
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Barbara Krieg as interim director of the state Department of Human Resources Development after director Sunshine Topping resigned.
Krieg was the department’s deputy director. She will serve in an interim capacity until the state Senate considers her confirmation. A spokeswoman for the governor said Topping resigned for family reasons.
Abercrombie also appointed Michael Champley, an energy consultant, as an interim commissioner on the state Public Utilities Commission. Champley’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.
Champley replaces Carlito Caliboso, an attorney who stepped down from the commission in August to return to private law practice.