Gov. David Ige appointed a Hilo native and Waiakea High School graduate as the new director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Anne E. Perreira-Eustaquio has served as DLIR’s acting director since last month. She was previously the department’s deputy director, and has spent her career in various capacities in DLIR’s unemployment division, most notably as administrator of the unemployment insurance program.
Perreira-Eustaquio has a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and a master of business administration degree from Chaminade University of Honolulu.
Ige also appointed JoAnn A. Vidinhar as DLIR’s deputy director, the position previously occupied by Perreira-Eustaquio. Vidinhar has served as administrator for DLIR’s Disability Compensation Division since 2015.
Perreira-Eustaquio and Vidinhar start their new positions today, and both appointments are subject to state Senate confirmation.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald