Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    GOV. MSG. NOS. 507, 508




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Government Operations, to which was referred Governor's Message Nos. 507 and 508, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of: 


Enhanced 911 Board


G.M. No. 507


for a term to expire 06-30-2018; and


G.M. No. 508


for a term to expire 06-30-2020,


begs leave to report as follows:


     Your Committee reviewed the personal history, resume, and statement submitted by Corey Shaffer for service on the Enhanced 911 Board.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of the nomination for the appointment and reappointment of Corey Shaffer from the Department of Accounting and General Services, Executive Director of the Enhanced 911 Board of Directors, and two individuals.


     Upon review of the testimony, your Committee finds that Mr. Shaffer's knowledge and prior experience qualify him for appointment and reappointment to the Enhanced 911 Board.  Mr. Shaffer is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and has a strong background in Radio Frequency Design and various communications protocols, including LTE, CDMA, and SIP/RTP, and internet protocol.  Mr. Shaffer has been an employee of Verizon Wireless for more than a decade.  For the last several years, Mr. Shaffer served as the Principal System Performance Engineer for the Hawaii Market and was responsible for maintaining performance of the radio and local core network throughout the islands including reviewing and approving cell site designs, creating and prioritizing new projects, testing and activating new services, and troubleshooting network issues.  In March 2017, Mr. Shaffer was promoted to the West Territory RAN Team providing support to engineers in the western half of the United States by conducting trials, issuing recommendations and best practices, acting as "Tier 2" support for troubleshooting network issues, and managing bug fixes and feature requests with various equipment vendors.  Your Committee finds that Mr. Shaffer's considerable leadership and project management experience will be great assets to the Enhanced 911 Board.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Government Operations,