Karen Ono (Executive Director)
Karen started with the Association in April 1979 as an MLS Clerk. Four years later she was named the Executive Director of the Kauai Board of REALTORS. Her responsiblilities include the daily operations of the board as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
“One island, many people” is what Karen sees as the focus for all business entities to succeed working towards the same common goal…. “the community” by providing Public Awareness through the Association website (www.kauaiboard.com); newspaper articles; and community projects including the School Supply Drive and Scholarship Fund. Her most recent accomplishment was obtaining a grant through the National Association of REALTORS that was used to fund the first educational housing partnership with the County of Kauai Housing Agency in June of 2009. The event provided educational workshops on Short Sales; Foreclosure Avoidance; Property Management; and Financial programs to assist homeowners, first time homebuyers and renters. She recently initiated a community outreach educational program providing Veterans and Active Military Personnel with an understanding of their VA Benefits. Other responsibilites include Governance compliance, Complaints against REALTOR members and providing an MLS Service for the membership.