Leaders & Staff


Randy Perreira

Randy Perreira is the executive director of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO, Hawaii’s largest union with over 39,000 members statewide. Perreira was first appointed to the position in 2008 and is the fifth executive director in HGEA’s history. Perreira is also a second-generation HGEA leader as his father, Herbert Perreira, worked for HGEA for more than 20 years.

In 2005, Perreira was elected president of the Hawaii State AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations) and remains president today. He currently serves as an AFSCME International Vice President since his election to that position in 2008.

Perreira holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (management) from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in personnel administration from Michigan State University. A native of Hilo, he has three grown daughters and lives in Honolulu with his wife Sue.

Executive Board Members

Lisa Marie AkauAFGE #1213
Concetta FialkowskiAFGE #1234
Jamie WataruAPALA
Ikaika CastilloBricklayers #1
Damien KimElectrical Wkrs., #1186
Leroy Chincio, Jr.Electrical Wkrs., #1260
Troy BenevidesElectrical Wkrs., #1357
Marc YamaneElevator Constructors #126
Scott AkauFlight Attendants Hawn. Air 43-S
Kevin BateyFlight Attendants United #14
Al HamaiHawaii Alliance of Retired Americans
Daniel RossHawaii Nurses’ Association #50
David ThompsonHawaii Pilots Association
Sanford ChunHGEA #152
Wes TufagaHGEA #152
Brennen CarvalhoHGEA #152
Jon GasperHGEA #152
Toni RustHGEA #152
Brian PennerHGEA #152
Kauanui SabasHGEA #152
Scott CollinsHGEA #152
Randy PerreiraHGEA 152/President
Tuia’ana ScanlanIATSE #665
Jamie UyeuntenIFPTE #121
Palani SimonInlandboatmen’s Union
VacantLaborers’ #368
Cynthia IshizakiLetter Carriers #860
David FigueiraMachinists #1979
Antonio “Tony” EstaniquiMachinists #1998
Luke KailiMarine Engineers, Dist. 1
Mario HigaMarine Firemen’s Union
Randy SwindellMaster, Mates & Pilots
Robert ShinodaMusicians Association of Hawaii #677
Analeseanoa Tuiasosopo, Sr.Operating Engineers #3
Ryden ValmojaPainters #1791
Peter IriartePlasterers #630
Valentino CeriaPlumbers #675
Susan WellsPostal Wkrs., Honolulu Local, #162 APWU
Michael Golojuch, Jr.Pride At Work
Mericia Palma ElmoreSAG/AFTRA
Patrick WeisbarthSailors Union
Hazel GalbisoSeafarers Union
Art TolentinoSheet Metal Wkrs. #293
Eric GillUNITE HERE, Local 5
Kamakana KaimuloaUPW #646
Sheralyn KaluaUPW #646
Kalani WernerUPW #646


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