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Aoki named planning director

By Staff | May 6, 2010

Ann Cua earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii at Hilo after graduating from St. Anthony High School in Wailuku.

WAILUKU — Mayor Charmaine Tavares last week appointed Kathleen Ross Aoki to director of the Department of Planning.

Aoki previously served as the department’s deputy director.

Planning Director Jeff Hunt has resigned, opting to return to his earlier position as West Maui planner with the Current Planning Division of the department.

Planning Division Supervisor Ann Cua, who has been with the department for 28 years, has been tapped to serve as deputy director.

“I’m confident that under the leadership and guidance of Director Aoki and Deputy Director Cua, the department will transition seamlessly,” said Tavares.    

“I’ve accepted Jeff Hunt’s resignation and appreciate all that he has contributed.”

The changes took effect May 1.