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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.


Jan Naoe Sullivan
Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2021

Randolph G. Moore
Vice Chair
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018

Benjamin Asa Kudo
Vice Chair
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017

Simeon Acoba
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017

David Iha
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017

Eugene Bal III
Maui County
Term ends 2018

Brandon Marc Higa
Student regent
Term ends 2018

Barry T. Mizuno
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2018

Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019

Lee Putnam
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019

Stanford Yuen
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019

Michael McEnerney
Honolulu County
Term ends 2020

Ernest Wilson
Maui County
Term ends 2020

Wayne Higaki
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2021

Michelle Tagorda
Honolulu County
Term ends 2021