Gov. Greitens appoints first Asian-American to Missouri cabinet

3 years 1 week 1 day ago Thursday, March 30 2017 Mar 30, 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:03:00 PM CDT March 30, 2017 in Top Stories
By: Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Eric Greitens announced Thursday that Anna Hui will become the new Director of the Department of Labor.

Hui will be the first Asian-American to hold a cabinet-level position in Missouri history. 

Hui was the acting Director of the Illinois Department of Labor, having previously served as Assistant Director. She has served as Chief of Staff to Elaine Chao at The Heritage Foundation. She also served as Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor

Gov. Greitens said in a statement, “Anna Hui has proven herself to be a fearless change agent at the state and federal level. We are honored to have her join us to shake up Jefferson City and bring some much needed reforms to the Missouri Department of Labor.”

In a following statement, Hui said, "I share Gov. Greitens' vision of reform to better serve workers, businesses, and taxpayers. I thank him for this significant opportunity to lead the Department of Labor and look forward to working hard to promote the wellbeing of employees in Missouri."

 

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