Aloha Stadium manager Lum resigns
The temporary manager submits his resignation after 19 months on the job
Aloha Stadium manager Kenny Lum submitted his resignation yesterday after 19 months on the job.
"As of (yesterday) morning, he sent me an e-mail saying he would be sending me his letter of resignation," Stadium Authority chairman Kevin Chong Kee told the Star-Bulletin last night. "He just wrote that he thought it was time to move on."
Lum was not immediately available for comment.
Lum was serving in a temporary capacity since Eddie Hayashi retired from the post in September 2005. Lum was moved up from deputy manager upon Hayashi's retirement.
Two searches for a permanent manager have been unsuccessful. In March 2006, the authority rejected two finalists, deciding to expand the search. At the same time, assistant events manager Scott Chan was promoted to interim deputy manager, allowing Lum to spend more time working with the authority.
"We did complete a second search and did not get good results," Chong Kee said.
The authority lobbied the Legislature for an increase to the $81,000-a-year salary for the manager's position. A bill proposing the raise is dead, Chong Kee said.
Chong Kee said he would inform the rest of the authority today, and meet with Chan, who is off today and tomorrow.
Chong Kee said he was surprised by Lum's resignation.
"Pretty much, especially since Scott wasn't here," he said. "We'll start our search for a replacement at our regular meeting at the end of this month."