NASCA Announces Regan as an Alternate on its Executive Committee 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023


[LEXINGTON, KY] The National Association of State Chief Administrators (NASCA) announced the appointment of Keith Regan as an Alternate on its Executive Committee. Regan recently joined NASCA as the State of Hawaii’s primary member.  

“I am deeply honored and grateful for the opportunity to serve on the NASCA Executive Committee,” said Regan. It is a privilege to work alongside such esteemed colleagues to advance the goals and mission of this important organization. I am committed to bringing my best efforts and contributing my expertise to support the committee's endeavors. Thank you for this incredible opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our field." 

Regan currently serves as the Comptroller for the State of Hawaii, where he leads a department responsible for policy formulation, accounting, audit, budget, human resources, facility development and construction, facilities and grounds management and maintenance, vehicle fleet management and maintenance, parking, and more. He manages a team of 800 employees across eight divisions, six offices, and eleven attached agencies with an approximately $200M budget. 

Prior to his role as Comptroller, Regan held several senior leadership positions, including Business Management Officer for the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Chief Administrative Officer for the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and Managing Director and Finance Director for the County of Maui. Regan's academic background includes a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and he completed the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Senior Executives in State & Local Government program. 

Throughout his career, Regan has received various accolades, including the Pacific Business News’ Young Business Person of the Year in 2001 and the Pacific Business News’ Forty Under Forty Awards in 2001. 

In addition to his professional achievements, Regan has made significant contributions to the community, serving in various non-profit and board capacities, such as the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Honolulu Hiroshima Kenjinkai, Boy Scouts of America (Aloha Council & Maui), Japanese Cultural Society of Maui, State Board of Public Accountancy, American Heart Association of Maui, Kiwanis Clubs and Toastmasters International.