WDC Members

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.

Private Sector

Leslie Wilkins
Chair, Workforce Development Council & Maui County Workforce Development Board
Vice President, Maui Economic Development Board, Inc.

Jason Chang
Chair, Oahu Workforce Development Board

David DeLuz, Jr.
Chair, Hawaii County Workforce Development Board
Vice President, Big Island Toyota

Yvette Gibson
HR Manager, Hawaii Pacific Health

Alan Hayashi
Owner/Principal, Consult  808

Jason Ito
Director of Admin, Labor & Communication Relations, Kyo-Ya Management Co., Ltd.

Michael Kamiya
Sales Director, Kamiya Gold, Ltd.

Glen Kaneshige
President, Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.

Sean Knox
President, Hawaii Employment Services, Inc.

Alicia Moy
President/Chief Executive Officer, Hawaii Gas

Sheryl Nojima
President, Gray, Hong, Nojima, and Associates

Shannon Okinaka
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Hawaiian Airlines

General Edward Richardson
Owner, Edward V. Richardson, LLC

Barry Taniguchi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KTA Super Stores

Sunshine Topping
Vice President of Human Resources, Hawaiian Telcom

Labor and Workforce Training Organizations 

Brian Lee
Executive Director, Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Fund

Gladys Marrone
Chief Executive Officer, Building Industry Association of Hawaii

Winona Whitman
Statewide Director of Employment & Training, Alu Like, Inc.

Karen Wong
Vice President for Workforce Development, Lanakila Pacific

Public Sector

David Ige
Governor, State of Hawaii

Mike Victorino
Mayor, County of Maui

Kirk Caldwell
Mayor, City and County of Honolulu

Derek Kawakami
Mayor, County of Kauai

Harry Kim
Mayor, County of Hawaii

Mark Nakashima
Hawaii State Representative

Pankaj Bhanot
Director, Department of Human Services

Stanley Chang
Hawaii State Senator

Scott Murakami
Director, Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Christina Kishimoto
Superintendent, Department of Education

David Lassner
President, University of Hawaii System

Mike McCartney
Director, Department of Business, Economic Development, & Tourism