Governor Linda Lingle today announced state Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Brennon Morioka has accepted a job as executive vice president of Shioi Construction, Inc., in Pearl City. His last day at the DOT will be Thursday, Sept. 23.Until another appointment is made by the governor,
Mike Formby, deputy director of the DOT Harbors Division, will serve as DOT’s acting director. Formby is a lawyer by training and prior to DOT, was the president and treasurer of Frame Formby and O’Kane, Attorneys at Law, where he was a senior litigation attorney.
Formby has taught admiralty law as an adjunct professor at the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law, co-chaired the State of Hawai‘i Land Use Commission, served on the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority and is the current chair of the State of Hawai‘i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF). Prior to his private civil law practice in Hawai‘i commencing in 1990, Formby was a contracting officer in the U.S. Air Force, negotiating aircraft and software procurements under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.UPDATE, 09/17/2010: Governor's press release, State Transportation Director Announces His Departure.