Chan to manage for now
Aloha Stadium acting deputy manager Scott Chan will handle the duties of stadium manager until a permanent manager is found. Interim manager Kenneth Lum resigned Monday.
"That would be the normal procedure," Chan said yesterday. "I am currently filling that role at the request of (Stadium Authority chairman) Kevin Chong Kee."
Lum was asked last week to step down by Gov. Linda Lingle's chief of staff, Bob Awana. Lum said no reason was given.
Chong Kee said the authority will address hiring a permanent manager at its April 26 meeting.
Lum held the title of interim stadium manager since Eddie Hayashi retired as stadium manager in September 2005. The authority has held two searches since last year but did not hire a permanent manager. Chan was one of two finalists from the first search.
Chan had worked at the stadium as assistant events manager since 1995 before being promoted to acting deputy manager last spring.
Chan said he enjoyed working with Lum, and that he does not know why Lum was asked to resign.
"I was saddened and surprised, like everybody else," Chan said.