The Workforce Development Council is a 41-member advisory commission comprised of both public and private-sector representatives, selected by the Governor to serve in staggered 4-year terms on the basis of their interest in and knowledge of workforce development programs in Hawaii and ways to support economic development throughout the state. Vacancies are pending appointments by the Governor.
Chair, Workforce Development Council & Maui County Workforce Development Board
Vice President, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.
David DeLuz, Jr.
Chair, Hawaii County Workforce Development Board
Vice President, Big Island Toyota
Chair, Kauai County Workforce Development Board
Chair, Oahu Workforce Development Board
Owner/Principal, Consult 808
Owner, Briant 808 LLC
Vice President of Human Resources, Hawaiian Telcom
President; Gray, Hong, Nojima, and Associates
Director of Corporate Development; Oceanit
President, Hawaii Employment Services, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, American Savings Bank
Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, KTA Super Stores
President, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.
Owner, Edward V. Richardson, LLC.
Human Resources Business Partner, Hunt Companies
President/Chief Executive Officer, Hawaii Gas
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Hawaiian Airlines
HR Manager, Hawaii Pacific Health
Director of Admin, Labor & Communication Relations, Kyo-Ya Management Co., Ltd.
Sales Director, Kamiya Gold, Ltd.
Labor and Workforce Training Organizations
Training Coordinator, Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund
Legislative Director, ILWU Local 142
Statewide Director of Employment & Training, Alu Like, Inc.
Charles “Chuck” Shima
Training Coordinator, Plumbers Union Local 675
Chief Executive Officer, Building Industry Association of Hawaii
President and Chief Executive Officer, Lanakila Pacific
Governor, State of Hawaii
Mayor, County of Maui
Bernard Carvalho, Jr.
Mayor, County of Kauai
Mayor, City and County of Honolulu
Mayor, County of Hawaii
Hawaii State Senator
President, University of Hawaii System
Superintendent, Department of Education
Hawaii State Representative
Director, Department of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism
Director, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations
Director, Department of Human Services