Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio announce new appointments under the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration:
“Honoring the legacy of CHamoru land stewardship is a sacred responsibility requiring sensitive leadership that strengthens the ability of the CHamoru people to protect and nurture their homeland,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “I’m confident that Alice and Richard will help us meet this mission, and that Clynt, Roy, and Jack will perform measurably in their new capacities.”
“As we embark on another four years of progress, the Governor and I will continue to empower the leaders whom we trust to help keep our island moving forward,” said Lt. Governor Tenorio. “All appointees, in many capacities, have demonstrated their commitment to public service and further pledged to contribute their best to Guam. We look forward to supporting their delivery.”
Clynton E. Ridgell, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor of Guam
He formerly served as a senator in the 35th and 36th Guam Legislatures; Director of Policy, Planning & Community Relations at the Judiciary of Guam; and news director, anchor, and reporter at the Pacific News Center. He began his career in journalism as a reporter for KUAM News. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Guam.
Alice M. Taijeron, Executive Director, CHamoru Land Trust Commission
She formerly served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Leon Guerrero; president of the Guam Housing Corporation; and senior policy advisor to Senator Judith Won Pat. She has a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Guam.
Richard B. Arroyo, Deputy Director, Department of Land Management
He formerly served as special assistant to the Lt. Governor of Guam and the Chief of Staff at the Office of the Governor of Guam, with a focus on constituent assistance, and is the owner and operator of a private tourism business. He brings a wealth of experience to his new position with over 14 years in the fields of property research and escrow at the Title Guaranty of Guam and the Pacific American Title Insurance Company. He also brings expertise in the Department of Land Management’s operations, and the laws, rules and regulations governing land on Guam.
Roy L. Gamboa, Deputy Director, Department of Agriculture
He formerly served as a business services representative for the Guam Department of Labor; sales, marketing, and operations manager for local media companies; and is the owner and general manager of a small business. He served proudly with the Guam Army National Guard and with the United States Marine Corps for more than a decade. He has an Associate of Arts in Management Studies from the University of Maryland Global College.
Jack E. Hattig III, Deputy Director, Department of Parks and Recreation
He formerly served as a senior planner at the Community Defense Liaison Office; special assistant to Governor Leon Guerrero; and director of the CHamoru Land Trust Commission. He brings supportive experience in community recreation as a former athletic director for John F. Kennedy High School, and as a youth sports coach of over 20 years across various school and community sports leagues. He also served for 15 years with the Guam National Guard and has a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Guam.