George Santos Appointed Director of Labor; Antolin to Head AHRD

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Guam – The Governor’s Office has announced that George Santos will take over as the Director of Labor, replacing Lea Beth Naholowaa who was asked to step aside last month.

In addition, Alfredo Antolin Jr. has been named the new director of the Agency for Human Resource Development.

READ the release from the Governor’s Office in FULL below:

Labor Director Starts Work with New Fellow AHRD Director; Director of AHRD and deputy director of Administration identified; Santos & Antolin charged with carrying out the Governor’s workforce agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2, 2012

George Santos started his work as the director of Labor yesterday. He will be working closely with Alfredo Antolin, Jr., the new director of the Agency for Human Resources Development, on the Governor’s workforce agenda.

Taking Santos’ vacated position as deputy director of Administration will be former Senator Anthony “Tony” Blaz, an accountant by trade.

George Santos
Santos recently was the deputy director of Administration. Before joining the Calvo Tenorio administration, he was the Guam Community College Assistant Director of Apprenticeship Training. In this capacity, Santos took the lead role in ensuring that the Apprenticeship Training Program develops and grows in line with the anticipated military buildup. Santos, a Marquette University graduate, has over 30 years of experience in the areas of management, finance, administration, education, and  marketing.

Alfredo O. Antolin, Jr.
Antolin had an extensive career in workforce development, pioneering several workforce programs at AHRD in various positions between 2002 and 2006. He was most previously the executive director of the Rota Casino Gaming Commission, and has years of workforce development, and management experience under his belt. Antolin, while in Rota, also worked for the Office of the Mayor of Rota, where he was instrumental in developing grant programs for workforce development. He was also a special policy advisor in the 30th Guam Legislature to Senators Rory Respicio and Judi Guthertz. Antolin has a Bachelor of Arts from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and has over ten (10) years of Government experience.

Anthony Blaz
Blaz is a former senator and former administrator of Guam Economic Development Authority. He has helped build Guam’s relationship with the capital markets and assisted agencies with capital-raising activities. Blaz, along with the bond counsel, bond underwriters, and financial advisors delivered major bond financings for the government which include; The landfill bond, The COLA/income tax refund bond, and the JFK financing project. Blaz has a Bachelor in Arts at University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Guam. His background is in finance in accounting.