“The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) wishes to congratulate Coti Haia on her appointment as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono,” said Kūhiō Lewis, CNHA President and CEO.

“We are elated that a Native Hawaiian has been placed in a key leadership role in Washington D.C. This will continue Coti’s legacy of serving the Hawaiʻi community and Native Hawaiians. Prior to working for Senator Hirono, Coti was the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and we are confident that her knowledge and experience will be invaluable to Senator Hirono in dealing with issues relating to Native Hawaiians and all Hawaiʻi residents.

“We want to commend Senator Hirono for her selection of Coti, and wish them both great success now and in the future.”