Following the withdrawal of his nominee to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources it looks like Hawaii’s Governor Ige has, as explained by the Hawaii Star-Advertiser, done “better.”
Suzanne was part of the mix at our 40th reunion. L-r First Row Shannon Brownlee, Bryann Bromley Nuzzo, Shari Fink, Mary Madinger Balding Back Row: Linda de Silva Howe, Laurie Foster, Roseanne Mandell Levine, Ann Yoshida, Neal Higgins Walters, Mele Meyer, and finally, Suzanne Case!
Pun aside, do you agree with the newspaper’s perspective?
Ige has good case for Suzanne Case
This time, Gov. David Ige did better.
His nomination of Suzanne Case to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources answers the complaints about the previous nominee, Carleton Ching, who lacked management experience and a background in conservation.
That’s not the case with Case.
As the Hawaii executive director of The Nature Conservancy since 2001, she oversees 16 preserves totaling 53,000 acres in Hawaii; she handled major projects, including the transfer of 117,000-acre Kahuku Ranch on the Big Island to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; and she leads a staff of 76 people and manages an annual budget of $11 million, according to the Conservancy’s website.
DLNR is a much larger and more complex operation, of course. But Case’s background suggests she won’t be going in unarmed.
Congratulations, Suzanne, and good luck with the approval process. I’m sure you’ll do well.