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Governor Ige names DBEDT deputy director

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has appointed Chung I. Chang to serve as deputy director of the Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT). Chang has most recently served as coordinator for DBEDT’s Office of Aerospace Development.

In addition, Chang was a bill researcher for the State Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, and senior business analyst, section supervisor and marketing coordinator at HMSA. He is also a small business owner/manager/consultant.

Chang is a member of the Space Policy Committee, Aerospace States Association, and The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

“I am grateful to Governor Ige for this opportunity to serve the public as the deputy director of DBEDT. I look forward to working collaboratively with public and private partners in achieving an innovative Hawai‘i economy that is globally competitive and provides sustainable opportunities for our keiki and Kama‘āina,” said Chang.

Chang’s appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. His start date has not yet been determined.

If confirmed, Chang will replace Randall Tanaka who was appointed assistant superintendent for the Office of Facilities and Operations, Department of Education.