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Jan Sullivan, headshot

Jan Naoe Sullivan

As chief operating officer of Hawai‘i technology firm Oceanit, Jan Naoe Sullivan has managed early-stage research and development, start-up company formation and capitalization and later-stage financing challenges. She developed a novel, competitive early-stage innovation fund and has helped to initiate and launch multiple spin-out companies.

Sullivan served as the director of the Department of Land Utilization for the City and County of Honolulu and reorganized multiple departments to create the current Department of Planning and Permitting. She oversaw long range planning, zoning, county land use entitlements and building and engineering permit functions for the island of O‘ahu. Previously, in private practice, she represented a broad array of development projects through the planning, environmental and land use processes, including the Turtle Bay Resort Ko O‘lina Resort master plans and Royal Kunia communities.

Sullivan has served on the boards of various nonprofits including Parents and Children Together, Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i and Homeless Aloha. She chaired the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority and served as a member of the Honolulu Charter Commission. She is a founding board member of the Mutual Housing Association of Hawai‘i, a nonprofit that owns and manages low income housing projects, and vice chair of the Hawai‘i Nature Center.

A graduate of the University Laboratory School, she holds a BA in sociology from the University of Colorado and JD from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law.

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

John Holzman, headshot
John C. Holzman
Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Saedene Ota, headshot
Saedene Ota
Vice Chair
Maui County
Term ends 2015
James Lee, headshot
James H. Q. Lee
Vice Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Jeffrey Acido
Jeffrey Tangonan Acido
Student Seat
Term ends 2014
Eugene Bal III
Eugene Bal III
Maui County
Term ends 2018
Carl A. Carlson Jr., headshot
Carl A. Carlson Jr.
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2016
John Dean
John C. Dean
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017
Chuck Gee, headshot
Chuck Y. Gee
Honolulu County
Term ends 2015
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, headshot
Coralie Chun Matayoshi
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Barry Mizuno, headshot
Barry T. Mizuno
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2018
Randolph Moore, headshot
Randolph G. Moore
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Interim Appointment Term ends 2014
Tom Shigemoto, headshot
Tom H. Shigemoto
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
Jan Sullivan, headshot
Jan Naoe Sullivan
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016