Ed Sniffen

Ed Sniffen

Member, Ex-Officio


Ed Sniffen, serves as a member, ex-officio, of the Board of Directors for the Board of Water Supply. He was appointed Director of the Hawai╩╗i Department of Transportation (HDOT) on December 5, 2022, subject to Senate confirmation.

As Director, Ed is responsible for State Transportation Infrastructure—Airports, Commercial Harbors, and Highways. As the Chief Executive for the Department, Ed’s goals are improving safety, preservation and upgrade of our transportation systems; ensuring efficiency and transparency in Departmental Operations, and pursuing opportunities and innovative strategies to leverage DOT resources and private partnerships to positively impact the highest goals of the State including Housing, Energy, Food Security, Education, and Climate Adaptation to improve the quality of life for our residents and the experiences of our visitors.