Guam Ethics Commission names Jesse John Quenga executive director

Jesse Quenga

After an intensive selection process, the Guam Ethics Commission has selected Jesse John Quenga to serve as their Executive Director.

Mr. Quenga currently serves as Executive Director for the Guam Commission for Educator Certification. Prior to this position, he was the assistant director of the Regional Center for Public Policy at the University of Guam. Mr. Quenga holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Guam.

“We are excited to have found such a talented person to lead this effort to develop a higher standard of ethics in the Government of Guam,” said Shannon Murphy, chairwoman of the Guam Ethics Commission. “All four of the candidates who applied were excellent.”

Mr. Quenga’s nomination was forwarded to the Governor for official appointment. Once appointed, he must be confirmed by the Guam Legislature.

Although established by law in 1996, the Guam Ethics Commission was not active until 2019 when it was revived through Executive Order 2019-06 under the Leon Guerrero Tenorio Administration.