LIHU‘E — The county Liquor Control Commission announced the selection of Leo Sandoval as the new director for the Department of Liquor Control.
“Almost one year ago, the Liquor Control Commission began its search to hire a new director for the department,” said William Gibson, Liquor Control Commission chair.
“Among the 19 applicants vetted by the commission, Leo Sandoval truly stood out to the selection committee. After 17 years of service in law enforcement, including 10 years with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Mr. Sandoval will begin his new position as director starting June 1,” said Gibson.
Sandoval holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership, a bachelor’s degree in social work, and associate degrees in law-enforcement technology and applied sciences in criminal justice.
He spent 20 years as a certified master-level peace officer in the state of Texas, held several law-enforcement positions, was a state police investigator and served as a sergeant on the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, where he enforced the state’s liquor laws.