Hawaii State Ethics Commission selects new executive director

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The Hawaii State Ethics Commission has a new leader.

The commission unanimously selected Daniel M. Gluck as its new executive director, effective Aug. 1.

He replaces Leslie Kondo, who served as executive director for five years, and was appointed and confirmed as state auditor.

As executive director, Gluck will serve as the commission’s administrator and chief legal counsel, overseeing the administration and enforcement of the State Ethics Code for state officials and Lobbyists Law for lobbyists and organizations that lobby the legislature.

Gluck “possesses stellar academic and professional credentials and has demonstrated the temperament and skills to help fulfill the commission’s mission,” said commission chair Susan DeGuzman.

“I will work to ensure our state’s lawmakers, employees, and lobbyists adhere to the highest ethical standards,” Gluck said. “Furthermore, I am accustomed to working with different sets of stakeholders and will continue to conduct my work professionally and respectfully towards all parties involved.”

Since 2007, Gluck has been employed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii, first as its senior staff attorney and then as the organization’s legal director. He also taught civil rights seminars as an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law.

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