Adelup announces new appointments


Governor Lou Leon Guerrero has announced three new appointments covering positions for deputy director of the Department of Administration, the governor’s policy director, and digital engagement manager.

Bernadine Gines has been tapped to serve as the Deputy Director of the Department of Administration (DOA). Gines has over 25 years of human resources management experience, both in the private sector and government. She has an extensive background in employee relations, recruitment, compliance and regulations, employment benefits, budget managing, training programs, and union labor relations. Most recently, Gines served as the Census Office Manager for the 2020 Guam Census and led efforts to complete the decennial contract with the U.S. Census Bureau.

Rikki Orsini will serve as the Governor’s Policy Director. Orsini possesses substantive public policy experience as a former Senior Policy Advisor who has helped execute policy agendas for several legislative committees and offices in the 36th, 35th, 34th, 33rd, and 32nd Guam Legislatures. Orsini is especially adept in policy development and drafting. She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Guam.

Logan Reyes will serve as Digital Engagement Manager for the Office of the Governor. Reyes is a digital marketing professional with over ten years of experience. Reyes will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing digital engagement strategies to improve the distribution of information in digital channels like social media.

“While we have made tremendous progress with protecting the health of our people, we must begin the long road to recovery. That is why Josh and I have enhanced our team to help us not only navigate these new challenges but to embrace the opportunities before us. Each of them possesses the skills, knowledge, and experience to help my Administration continue our mission to rebuild a better Guam,” said Governor Leon Guerrero.