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Governor Announces Nominees to Lead DLIR and OIMT

April 8, 2015, 3:17 PM HST
* Updated April 8, 3:26 PM
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Governor David Ige has announced his nominees to lead the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and the Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT).

Gov. Ige has nominated Linda Chu Takayama to lead the DLIR.  She is the executive director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, and practices law specializing in regulator and governmental affairs, health, insurance, and corporate business law.  Takayama previously worked as the deputy director of the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and as the Hawai‘i Insurance Commissioner.  She earned a bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Hawai‘i, and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason University School of Law in Virginia.

Gov. Ige says Takayama has a sound understanding of regulatory matters handled by the DLIR.

“I am confident that she will support the well-being of our workers and promote good labor-management relations,” Gov. Ige said.

“This is a great opportunity to continue my interest in serving the community, providing food and jobs and justice in the workplace,” said Chu Takayama. “I’ll be looking for that golden balance of fairness and equity between workers and employers in the department’s programs.”

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For the OIMT, Gov. Ige has nominated Todd Nacapuy as the state’s chief information officer.  He is currently the senior technical account manager overseeing all Premier Commercial services in Hawai‘i.  Nacapuy previously worked as a senior infrastructure specialist for EDS, responsible for monitoring and streamlining web services within the Navy and Marine Corps network for the Pacific.  He earned a bachelor’s in Finance and Accounting from Seattle University, and studied at the Cisco Network Academy at Bellevue Community College, and the Microsoft Career Management Academy at Microsoft Services University.

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Gov. Ige commented that Nacapuy has the necessary technical and business skills to upgrade Hawai‘i’s technology infrastructure.

“Under his leadership the office will continue to identify modernization projects that are in process across the various state agencies. He will immediately focus on a few that have broad or significant impact,” said Gov. Ige.

“I’m pleased to be joining Governor Ige’s team in a role that allows me to use what I know about technology to serve the people of the State of Hawai’i,” said Nacapuy. “From planning and vendor selection to implementation and trouble shooting, the department will ensure that the right systems are in place to make government more efficient and effective.”

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Both of Gov. Ige’s nominees are subject to Senate approval before taking office.

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