Randy P. Perreira is the executive director of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO, Hawaii’s largest union with more than 42,000 members statewide. Perreira, a 31-year HGEA veteran, was first appointed to the position in 2008 and is the fifth executive director in HGEA’s history. Perreira is also a second-generation HGEA leader as his father, Herbert Perreira, served as HGEA's Hawaii Island Division chief for almost 10 years.
In 2005 Perreira was elected president of the Hawaii State AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations). As a prominent community leader, Perreira inspires and challenges public employees and the unionized workforce to stand together in solidarity and constantly strives to improve the lives of Hawaii’s working families.
Perreira began his career with HGEA in 1983 as union agent in the Honolulu office. He was promoted to field services officer in 1990 and then deputy executive director in 1999. He also currently serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Aloha United Way, Hawaii Medical Services Association, and Lanakila Rehab Foundation, and is a trustee of the Queens Health Systems. Perreira has been honored with numerous awards, including the Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs Ho'oulu Leadership Award, the Aloha United Way Spirit of Aloha Award and the 2012 Outstanding Leadership Award from his alma mater, St. Joseph High School.
Perreira holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (management) from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in personnel administration from Michigan State University. A native of Hilo, Perreira now lives in Honolulu with his wife Sue and their three daughters.