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Regent

Jan Naoe Sullivan

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Jan Naoe Sullivan

Jan Naoe Sullivan is the chief operating officer of Oceanit, a diversified engineering and tech company that is involved in aerospace, engineering, life sciences and information systems. Oceanit is dedicated to building a healthy, sustainable tech sector in the State of Hawai‘i.

Prior to Oceanit, Sullivan was the director of the planning and zoning departments for the city and county of Honolulu, and oversaw the reorganization that created the current Department of Planning and Permitting. Prior to being at the city, Sullivan practiced law, representing a broad array of clients in the planning, environmental and land use processes, and managed large project development teams.

Sullivan graduated from the University Lab School, the University of Colorado and received her juris doctor from the William S. Richardson School of Law. She is currently serving on the boards of the Hawai‘i Nature Center, Enterprise Honolulu and various community organizations. She was also formerly the chair of the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority, served on the Honolulu Charter Commission, was a founding member of the Mutual Housing Association of Hawai‘i and has served on numerous non-profit boards and commissions.

Sullivan and her husband Patrick have two children, Matthew and Tarah. Matthew currently runs his own tech start up in San Francisco. Tarah is pursuing an advanced degree in nano-materials engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

Select a regent to learn more about that individual. Regents serve through June 30 of the indicated year.

Randolph Moore, headshot
Randolph G. Moore
Chair
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018
Jan Sullivan, headshot
Jan Naoe Sullivan
Vice Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Eugene Bal III
Eugene Bal III
Vice Chair
Maui County
Term ends 2018
Chuck Gee, headshot
Chuck Y. Gee
Honolulu County
Term ends 2015
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, headshot
Coralie Chun Matayoshi
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Barry Mizuno, headshot
Barry T. Mizuno
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2018
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Lee Putnam, headshot
Lee Putnam
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Stanford Yuen, headshot
Stanford Yuen
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Michelle Tagorda, headshot
Michelle Tagorda
Student regent
Term ends 2016
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Helen Nielsen
Interim
Maui County
Term ends 2015
Peter Hoffmann, headshot
Peter Hoffmann
Interim
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2016
Dileep Bal, headshot
Dileep G. Bal
Interim
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
Simeon Acoba, headshot
Simeon Acoba
Interim
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017