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HANNEMANN NAMES

TAKAHARA-DIAS TO CITY POST

            Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced the appointment of Dana Takahara-Dias as director of the Department of Customer Services, effective August 11.

            She replaces Jeff Coelho, who left the administration to return to broadcasting.

            Mayor Hannemann said, Dana Takahara-Dias will bring her leadership and experience from the front lines of the parks and enterprise services departments to bear on her new responsibilities on another customer-centric City agency.  She is a very respected, capable, and dedicated administrator whos proven herself in a number of demanding fields, and I know shell do an outstanding job in overseeing the operations of the Department of Customer Services.

            Takahara-Dias said, Im excited about this opportunity and thank Mayor Hannemann for this vote of confidence in my abilities.  This is a step up in responsibility, but I know Ill be working with another great group of City employees and thats what Im excited about.

            Takahara-Dias is deputy director of the Department of Enterprise Services and previously was deputy of the Department of Parks and Recreation.  She was a basketball standout at University High School and Vince Goos Rainbow Wahine squad at the University of Hawaii.  Following her graduation from the UH, she served as a teacher, girls basketball coach, and athletic director at Moanalua High School. 

Contact:

Bill Brennan, 527-6928

 

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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