Guam - He was appointed back in May and today a confirmation hearing was finally held for John Rios to serve as the administrator for the Guam Economic Development Authority. Rios told lawmakers he looks forward to leading GEDA, especially as Guam's economy continues to show signs of growing stronger.

He said, "I look forward to continuing to work with the staff and management in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the authority - this would include working with private and public organizations on their financial needs and other programs that would help stimulate economic growth on our island."

Rios previously served as the director of Bureau of Budget & Management Research. He has over 16 years of experience in private businesses and 14 years in the public sector having served as the deputy director of the Guam Energy Office, director of the Government of Guam Retirement Fund and executive director of the Guam Legislature.