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Governor Fills Deputy Posts in Agriculture and Human Resources

February 9, 2012, 8:56 AM HST
* Updated February 9, 10:45 AM
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Leila Kagawa. Courtesy image.

By Maui Now Staff

Governor Neil Abercrombie filled deputy positions with the state Departments of Agriculture and Human Resources.

Scott Edward Enright, who served as a consultant for the Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Project, will fill the deputy post at the Department of Agriculture.

Leila Kagawa, a senior solutions consultant, will take on the deputy post at the Human Resources and Development Department.

Scott Edward Enright: Enright comes to the Agriculture Department with a strong background in agriculture, community building, and conflict resolution.  His work history includes consulting for the Hawai’i Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Project; project management for ITC Water Management; cultivation and irrigation superintendent for Hamakua Sugar Company; and orchard superintendent for Kilauea Agronomics.

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Enright also served as chairman for the board of Agribusiness Development Corporation, on the Community Development Plan Steering Committee for Hamakua District, and on the Hilo-Hamakua Community Development Corporation Board.

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He is a graduate of the University of Hawai’i – Hilo, with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy. He also earned a Master of Science degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.

Leila Kagawa:  Kagawa has more than 15 years of experience in human resources. She is currently a Senior Solutions Consultant at ADP, Inc., where she provides employer services solutions sessions to executive management across the state.

Kagawa is also a Human Resources Certification Program Facilitator, and a former human resources manager at Pacific Marine & Supply Co., Ltd. & subsidiaries.

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A graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Kagawa holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science. She completed her master’s degree coursework in organizational development from the University of Phoenix and Hawai’i Pacific University.

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