Executive Assistant


Craig K. Hirai

Craig Hirai was selected by the HHFDC Board of Directors to be its executive assistant in January 2024.

Mr. Hirai served as executive director of HHFDC from 2013 to 2019. As director of the state Department of Budget and Finance from 2019 to 2022,  he served as an ex officio member of the HHFDC Board.

Hirai spent several decades as a tax attorney and certified public accountant in private practice before joining state government to lead HHFDC in 2013,

Prior to returning to HHFDC in January 2024, he joined the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Planning and Permitting as its chief of affordable housing policy and strategy.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he earned an M.S. in accounting and an M.B.A. He went on to earn his J.D. at Hastings College of Law at the University of California San Francisco (now known as the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco); and his Master of Laws in taxation from the New York University School of Law.