Mayor Kirk Caldwell has appointed Ray Soon to be Chief of Staff. Soon earned a BFA in City and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Masters of City Planning from Harvard University. He has previously served as Director of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Vice President of Community Relations at Kamehameha Schools. He is currently President of the consulting firm Solutions Pacific. "With Ray's accomplished background, collaborative approach and proven commitment to serving the people of the City and County of Honolulu, I am extremely fortunate to have him join my administration as Chief of Staff," Caldwell says. Soon starts on September 3.