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

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


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