Governor Announces New Maui Trustee
HONOLULU (Jan. 17, 2012) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) announced today that Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey as the interim successor to former OHA Trustee Boyd Mossman, who resigned his Maui seat November 1, 2011, to become president of the Kona Hawai‘i Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lindsey is the broker/owner of Lindsey Realty, which specializes in residential sales and property management in Upcountry, South Maui, and Central Maui. She is also the owner of Kahulu Productions, a company specializing in Hawaiian entertainment productions for corporate visitors to Maui in resort hotels.
Prior to owning her own businesses, Lindsey served as the properties administrator for Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc., where she was responsible for administering employee housing programs for the company. Lindsey also served as the administrator for the Maui County Department of Public Works, as well as the assistant to former Gov. John A. Burns’ press secretary.
“We are happy to welcome Hulu to our team. We believe her business background as well as her knowledge of Native Hawaiian issues will help the board as we seek to improve the lives our beneficiaries,” said OHA Chairwoman Colette Machado.
Gov. Abercrombie appointed Lindsey after the OHA board reached an impasse after several rounds of voting on nominees. Lindsey will fill Mossman’s seat until a special election can be held in November 2012, after which the election winner will fill the remaining two years of Mossman’s term.