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Carolyn Opthoff Sutter

Carolyn Opthoff Sutter, American real estate executive. Named an Outstanding Alumni California State University Long Beach, 1983, Distinguished Alumni Western Michigan University, 1985.


  • Sutter, Carolyn Opthoff was born on October 9, 1942 in Kalamazoo. Daughter of John Martin and Lorraine Eleanor (Kloosterman) Opthoff.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Calvin College, 1964. Master of Science, Western Michigan University, 1970. Master of Public Administration, California State University, Long Beach, 1982.

      Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1986.


    • Director library and museum services City of Long Beach, 1979-1981, director telecommunications, 1981, general manager Tidelands Agency, since 1982.


    Chairwoman Michigan 4th District Tricounty Women's Political Caucus, 1972-1976. Member advisory board School Business Administration, California State University-Long Beach. Board directors Family Services Agency Long Beach.

    Member Waterfront Center. Member National Council for Urban Economic Development, Urban Land Institute, California State University-Long Beach Alumni Association.


    • Children: Chandra, Stephan.
    • father: John Martin Opthoff
    • mother: Lorraine Eleanor (Kloosterman) Opthoff
    • children: Chandra Sutter
    • Stephan Sutter
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    Born October 9, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1964
      Calvin College
    • 1970
      Western Michigan University
    • 1982
      California State University
    • 1986
      Harvard University