Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed a deputy director for the Department of Budget and Finance.
The governor’s office announced Tuesday Luis Salaveria is to start on Sept. 1. He replaces Dean Hirata, who resigned on July 30.
Salaveria previously worked as finance manager for Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. From 1997 to 2001, he was chief budget analyst for the state Department of Defense.
He has a bachelor of arts degree in economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.