Lynda Parlett Sullivan

Profile Updated: September 21, 2020
Lynda Parlett
Class of 1960
Residing In: South Pasadena, CA USA
Homepage: www.sullivanhospitality.com
Children, Grandchildren: Kyle Terrence Sulliva born 1971
Ryan Anderson-Morgan born 2000
Shay Lee Anderson-Morgan 2001
Occupation: Design, Sales & Marketing to the hospitality industry
Lynda Parlett

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Occupation/Career(s) Details:

I wrote it in another section:Milestones. Heck it is late at night.
I missed this one....

Published Author, Writer

Industry speaker at Hospitality Events and trade shows.

Different places I have lived:

Pasadena 1965, Glendale, 1996 to 67, Long Beach 67 to 78, Newport Beach 78 to 87, Malibu 87 to 93-2000, Santa Monica 1993-4, Manhattan Beach 94 to 96 and back to South Pasadena 96 to present.

Family history living in South Pasadena:

Family has lived here in South Pasadena since 1953. Moved here from Northern California and previously Honolulu.
After college graduation and marriage lived in Long Beach, Newport Beach and Malibu. Having lost our house in the Malibu Firestorm in 1993 lived inSanta Monica, Quaked out in 1994, moved to Manhattan Beach. Rebuilding Malibu spouse had emergency heart surgery and we sold without ever moving in. Meantime, my Dad passed away and my spouse and I lived here together until he passed in 2015.
Perfect house for me now.

Elementary school and junior high/middle school(s) that I attended.

Roosevelt Elementary - San Leandro, CA K to 4th
Fremont -Alhambra 4th and 5th Grade
Oneonta - 6th grade
South Pasadena Junior High 7, 8, 9th

Other SPHS graduates I keep in touch with:

many from classes of 1957, 58, 59 and our class.
Our Gals Carpool Plus....

School Memories:

Our wonderful VERY Real years. We are all so fortunate to have had the upbringing that we did in the 40, 50s and 60s
Earned my own car by 15 1/2. Had to babysit to keep it up. All expenses on my own. Learned responsibility and independence in my teens.
Loved Mariner Scouts. Our Troop was adopted by Carbillo Beach Yacht Club which was arranged by Bea Zigler and Sandra Tutors Mother. I loved sailing, bought my own boat CAL 20 in 1976. Kept it for 25 years. When married 2nd time in addition to my boat, we had a Ranger 33. Now, my special someone is a well known sailor and therefore am very happy with my sailing life.

Organizations, clubs, sports groups, and other groups I (did or do) participate in (in high school and/or now):

Mariner Girl Scouts. We learned to sail at Cabrillo Bch Yacht Club
In college was on the U of A Women's Swim Team.
Charity wise: Junior League of Long Beach, I started the Professional Membership since I was working. Later Junior League of Newport Beach, Los Angeles and Pasadena.
Women in Construction honored me with Woman of the Year/ Soroptomist Award in 1967 presented by First Lady Nancy Reagan
My favorite organization, a professional hospitality industry organization is NEWH Inc, originally known as Network of Executive Women in Hospitality. Originally founded in Los Angeles 1984
Honors / Awards
Woman of Excellence 1993
Woman of the Year 1997
Award of Excellence 2011
Fellow NEWH 2019
Enjoying events at Southern California Yacht Clubs - Long Beach, Cabrillo Beach, Dana West

Milestones & Epiphanies:

University of Arizona --Tuscon, AZ BS 1964 Major Interior Design
University of Southern California - Graduate Certificate Marketing
Summers -Lifeguard /Swimming Instructor Huntington Sheraton Hotel
Cannell Chaffin -(Design/Furniture Store)Resource /Junior Designer
Interpace-Franciscan Tile - Showroom Manager
Southern California Edison - Moderization Counselor /Kitchen Design
Lynda Sullivan IBD Principal Interior Planning and Design
Exxon Chem /Nevamar Decorative Laminates -1st Woman Arch Rep
15yrs- Managed West Reg /Advanced to Product Development
Formica Corporation- Director of Market Development-
9yrs Specializing in Hospitality Market- Traveled all major cities US
JL Furnishings Custom Upholstered Seating Hospitality Industry
19 years as VP Sales & Marketing/Later years as Marketing Consult
Sullivan Hospitality Marketing Associates
Consultant 10yrs /now full time with associates Multi Lines for Hosptiality Industry
On the cover of an industry magazine: Lynda is her name, Color is her game.


9 yrs

What's happening in my life now:

Having fun.
Career wise, sales and marketing to the hospitality industry. Basically selling furniture to hotels, casinos, timeshares, restaurants, cruise ships etc. Have several furniture and lighting lines.
Consulting to other manufacturers that want to be in hospitality industry.
My career has been a wonderful, exciting, fun industry where one's success is based on relationships.
My handsome marketing professor at the U of A, knowing I was an interior design major said, you will be in marketing, I can' image you being at a drafting board for very long.

Pastimes & Hobbies:

What spare time!!!

Favorite Music, Songs, Bands

Have a good friend, Douglas Roegiers sings songs from the American Song Book. Sinatra and Martin are his favorites. We spend a lot of time with him at his performances and events.
Currently, thedougsings is on Sat nites live from his living room.
Before Covid 19 he was at Sorriso in Pasadena on Wednesday 6-9.
Had had the opportunity to see many performances in Las Vegas when there on business.
Love the Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theater
Have the radio music or tv music on all the time

Favorite Books, Magazines, Movies, TV etc:

TV..Bull, Blacklist, Shark Tank (friends with Daymond John)
Longmire Series
Gerard Butler as Mike Bannon in Olympus Fallen, London Fallen, Angels Fallen
Getting into Netflix when I have time.

Things about me that you probably don't know.

Lifeguard/ swimming instructor at Huntington Sheraton Hotel 1960-64
Had really great career with design and architectural community
Traveled to all major cities launching NEWH Chapters in the Hospitality Industry..was going to Atlanta so often I was getting my hair cut there
Married 2X
Spouse #3 for over 30yrs without getting married
Love Classic Cars: Had MZB 280 SL, MZB 190 SL that burned in Malibu Firestorm 1993. Last 25 years have a MZB 380SL (not a classic yet, just old)

What I'd like my classmates to know about me for our next class reunion.

Still working, mentoring, loving life and want to be near the ocean as much as possible

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