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Chief Energy Officer Mark Glick is the latest cabinet confirmation

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Hawaiʻi Senate
Chief Energy Officer Mark Glick attends his Senate confirmation hearing on March 14, 2023.

Ten of Gov. Josh Green's administrative appointees have received Senate committee recommendations so far — a crucial milestone before the nominees appear before the full Senate to be confirmed.

Chief Energy Officer Mark Glick and Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism Deputy Director Dane Wicker are the latest nominees to receive endorsements.

Both were recommended by the Senate Committee on Energy, Economic Development, and Tourism on Wednesday.

Glick was most recently with the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. He was the administrator of the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office from 2011 to 2016, and previously worked at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

"I bring a lot of energy knowledge, experience and sensitivity to the overall economic, cultural needs and desires of the people throughout Hawaiʻi," Glick testified.

Several appointees, including Dawn Chang of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, have yet to appear before committees.

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