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Karen Williams Seel

Karen Williams Seel, American county commissioner.

Background

  • Seel, Karen Williams was born on July 16, 1958 in Clearwater, Florida, United States. Daughter of Donald Shand and Eleanor Jean (Kent) Williams.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Florida, Gainesville, 1979. Master in International Management, American Graduate School International Management, Glendale, Arizona, 1981.

    Career

    • Marketing representative Dow Chemical, Houston, 1982-1983. Marketing researcher Al Akeel & Brothers, Saudi Arabia, 1983-1984. Controller Williams Architects, Clearwater, 1987-1995.

      City commissioner City of Clearwater, 1996-1999. County commissioner Pinellas County, since 1999.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Board directors Leadership Pinellas, Clearwater, 1993-1994, Community Pride Child Care, 1993-2000, PAC Foundation, 1996-2000, Pinellas Planning Council, 1996, UPARC Foundation, since 1997, Metropolitan Planning Organization, since 1997. Board trustees Young Women’s Christian Association, Tampa Bay, since 1997. Member Junior League Clearwater-Dunedin (president 1992-1993, Volunteer of Year 1994, 97), Association Junior Leagues International (international nominating committee 1995-1997).

    Personality

    Interests

    Jogging, tennis, reading, travel.

    Connections

    • Married James Ronald Seel, May 29, 1983. Children: Brian, Scott.
    • father: Donald Shand Williams
    • mother: Eleanor Jean (Kent) Williams
    • spouse: James Ronald Seel
    • children: Brian Seel
    • Scott Seel
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    Born July 16, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1979
      University Florida
    • 1981
      American Graduate School International Management
    • 1982 - 1983
      Marketing representative Dow Chemical
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      marketing researcher, Al Akeel & Brothers
      Saudi Arabia
    • 1987 - 1995
      controller, Williams Architects
      Clearwater, Florida, United States
    • 1996 - 1999
      city commissioner City of Clearwater
    • 1999
      county commissioner Pinellas County