The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce announced that its upcoming Business Mixer on Maui’s Civil Defense Readiness will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Tante’s Island Cuisine. The guest speaker will be the new Administrator for the Maui Emergency Management Agency, Herman Andaya, Jr.
As Administrator for the Maui Emergency Management Agency, Andaya is responsible for planning, preparing, and coordinating Maui County’s emergency management operations to mitigate disaster situations and coordinating post-disaster recovery operations. At the Chamber’s Business Mixer, Andaya will discuss Maui County’s emergency preparedness operations and speak about ways that citizens can better prepare for various disaster situations.
Prior to working with the Maui Emergency Management Agency, Andaya served as Chief of Staff for Mayor Alan Arakawa, Special Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College, and as Deputy Director of Maui County’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns.
Andaya was born and raised on the island of Maui. He is a graduate of H.P. Baldwin High School and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Master of Arts in Political Science, and Juris Doctorate.
Maui Federal Credit Union, All Access Entertainment, and Tante’s Island Cuisine are sponsoring this event. The business mixer is open to Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce members at a cost of $20 per person and to the general public at $25 per person. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the business mixer, call Sharon Zalsos at (808) 359-1616.