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Karen Marie Arel, American nursing home administrator, city official. Certified, licensed nursing home administrator, New Hampshire, Maine; licensed real estate broker, New Hampshire, Maine. Recipient Layperson of Year award Maine Recreation and Parks Association, 1991.


Arel, Karen Marie was born on May 13, 1952 in Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States. Daughter of Omer Charles and Rosa Ahern.


Student, Mount St. Mary College, Hookset, New Hampshire, 1971. Bachelor of Business Administration, Norwich University, 1974. Postgraduate, Plymouth State College, 1979.


Administrator in training Sullivan County Nursing Home, Claremont, New Hampshire, 1974-1976, dietary supervisor, administrative secretary, 1977-1981. Administrator Bel-Air Nursing Home, Grasmere, 1976-1977. Broker Town and Country Realty, Claremont, 1981-1984.

Real estate salesperson Drown Agency, Kennebunk and Wells, Maine, 1984-1987. Supervisor written communications and telephone Medicare B, Biddeford, 1985-1986. Real estate broker Investcomm Commercial Brokerage Firm, Kennebunk, 1987-1994.

Retirement coordinator, activities director Huntington Common Congregate Care Facility, Maine, 1992. Executive director Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, since 1992.


Active Girl Scouts United States, Kennebunk, Project Aspire Design Team, Kennebunk. Chair seminars committee Kennebunk Comprehensive Planning committee, Maine St. 90. Chair Kennebunk Parks Recreation Commission, 1988-1990, 93-94, vice chair 1990-1991, secretary, 1991-1993.

Coordinator leader Learn to Ski Program Kennebunk and Bridgton, Maine, since 1989. Organizer Secret Santa of Kennebunks. Board directors Northern York County Family Young Men's Christian Association.

Member American Association of University Women, Kennebunk Portside Rotary Club (vice president 1990-1991, president-elect 1992, president 1993, Drug and Alcohol Resistance team since 1993), Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, York County Board Realtors, Women's Council Realtors, United States Chamber of Commerce, New England Association Chamber of C. Executives, Maine Association Chamber of C. Executives.


Married Gerald Henry Arel, August 13, 1977. One child, Tiffany Jeanne.