Deputy Director

The duties of the Deputy Director for Water Resource Management are to administer and implement, under the direction of the Commission, the State Water Code and all rules, and other directives promulgated by the Commission. The Deputy Director must have experience in the area of water resources and is appointed by the Chairperson, subject to the approval of a majority of the Commission.

Jeffrey T. Pearson, P.E., Deputy Director

Jeffrey T. PearsonThe Hawaii Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) today confirmed the appointment of Jeffrey T. Pearson as deputy to the chairperson and chief executive officer of the Commission.

Pearson, a professional engineer (PE), was most recently the manager of capital improvement projects for Maui County’s Department of Water Supply. Prior to this he was the water manager for Maui Land and Pineapple Company and served as deputy director for Maui County’s Department of Water Supply. He’s also worked in the private engineering sector.

CWRM and DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “Jeff has the skills and experience that will be needed to administer and continue the implementation of Hawaii’s water code. He will work closely with the commission, CWRM staff and all stakeholders to address the critical water issues facing all of Hawaii.”

Pearson holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Minnesota and earned his PE credentials in Hawaii. He’s been a resident of Maui for the past 30 years and is an active member of a number of community, non-profit and sports organizations. He begins work with the CWRM on August 25, 2015.