Governor Appoints New OIP Director Cheryl Kakazu Park

Posted on Apr 1, 2011 in What's New

On April 1, 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie appointed Cheryl Kakazu Park as the Director of the Office of Information Practices. 

A 1981 graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law, Ms. Park was a partner at the Honolulu law firm of Watanabe, Ing, & Kawashima before moving to Europe in 1992 and to Nevada in 1995. In addition to her legal experience, Ms. Park applied her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Hawai’i Manoa to work in the business world with American Express Financial Advisors and Wells Fargo Insurance in Reno, Nevada.

Ms. Park’s volunteer activities include being a past president of Soroptimist International of Reno, a founder of the Reno Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering, a member of the Reno Rodeo Association and its Foundation, and an active participant in the Beta Beta Gamma Foundation’s annual fundraiser in Hawaii for various charitable causes.

Ms. Park had been a staff attorney at the Nevada Supreme Court since 2003, and has now returned to the islands where she was born and raised. Welcome, Cheryl!