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Karen Lau Sullivan Edit Profile

federal commissioner , consultant , real estate , company executive

Karen Lau Sullivan, American real estate company executive, campaign consultant, federal commissioner. United States alternate representative South Pacific Commission, 1995-1999, United States representative Pacific Community, 1999-2001. Member Carter/Mondale Alumni Fund, The Carter Center.

Background

Sullivan, Karen Lau was born on January 21, 1948 in Honolulu. Daughter of Ralph Karn Yee and Beatrice (Loo) Lau.

Education

Bachelor, Whittier College, 1970. Master of Arts, University Hawaii, 1987.

Career

Staff assistant to Congresswoman Patsy Mink United States House Representatives, Washington, 1974, staff assistant subcommittee mines and mining, 1975-1977, legislation assistant to Congressman Cec. Heftel, 1977-1979; special assistant to assistant to President for policy and women's affairs The White House, 1979. Special assistant office of secretary of transportation United States Department Transportation, 1979-1981.

Regional director mid-Atlantic states Mondale-Ferraro Presidential Campaign, 1984. Deputy national field director Paul Simon Presidential Campaign, 1987-1988. Illinois director forum institute Martin & Glantz Political Consultant, San Francisco, 1988.

Regional director western states Clinton-Gore Presidential Campaign, Little Rock, 1992. Deputy director for public outreach Office of President-Elect Bill Clinton, Little Rock/Washington, 1992-1993. Vice president Hoaloha Ventures, Inc., Honolulu, since 1981.

Membership

United States alternate representative South Pacific Commission, 1995-1999, United States representative Pacific Community, 1999-2001. Member Carter/Mondale Alumni Fund, The Carter Center.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Downhill skiing, auto racing.

Connections

Married Paul Dennis Sullivan, April 24, 1976.

father:
Ralph Karn Yee Lau

mother:
Beatrice (Loo) Lau

spouse:
Paul Dennis Sullivan