Governor Abercrombie Fills Deputy Positions in Agriculture and Human Resources Departments

Governor Neil Abercrombie has appointed Scott Edward Enright to Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture (DOA), and Leila Kagawa to Deputy Director of the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD).

Mr. Enright (DOA Deputy Director) brings a strong background in agriculture, community building, and conflict resolution to his position. Mr. Enright has worked as a consultant for the Hawai’i Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Project project manager for ITC Water Management, cultivation and irrigation superintendent for Hamakua Sugar Company, and orchard superintendent for Kilauea Agronomics. Mr. Enright was 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.

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

Mr. Enright begins his duties as DOA Deputy Director immediately.

Ms. Kagawa (DHRD Deputy Director) has over 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. Ms. Kagawa is also a Human Resources Certification Program Facilitator. She is a former Human Resources Manager at Pacific Marine & Supply Co., Ltd. & Subsidiaries. Ms. Kagawa is a designated Senior Professional in Human Resources and Certified Payroll Professional. She is a board member of the Society of Human Resource Management Hawai’i Chapter and National Association, and the Vice President of the American Payroll Association Hawai’i Chapter and National Association.

A graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Ms. 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.

Ms. Kagawa begins her position as DHRD Deputy Director on March 1, 2012.

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