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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.


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.

John Martin Opthoff

Lorraine Eleanor (Kloosterman) Opthoff

Chandra Sutter

Stephan Sutter