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Vice Chairwoman for American Samoa Chamber of Commerce
Luisa is the newly appointed Vice Chairwoman of the American Samoa Chamber of Commerce.
Professional Expertise and Consulting Experience
Louise “Luisa” Kuaea, MBA is a highly skilled professional with 25 successful years of global management, marketing, and business development experience. Her expertise in building and profitably growing franchises while balancing the interests of shareholders is what makes her a tremendously valuable consultant in the business and non-profit communities.
Luisa is a connector. She has the extraordinary ability to elicit trust from people of disparate backgrounds, to collaborate effectively, and to bring out their best for the betterment of the organization.
As the daughter of emigrant parents (Nora Letuligasenoa of ili’ili, American Samoa, and Aomalo Fatu Su’esu’e of Utulei and Aua, American Samoa), Luisa cherishes her distinct but complementary Samoan, American, and Christian heritages. Luisa was born in Oakland, CA (USA) but grew up with her eight siblings primarily in the housing projects of Alameda, CA. Luisa’s family life and neighborhood experiences led to the development of her adept interpersonal skills. Her happy childhood/youth allowed her to excel in academics and athletics. Her strong support system gave her the confidence and courage to pursue her interests.
In addition to her years of experience as a business professional, Luisa also worked as a Corrections Officer for the City of Hayward, CA (1997) and later a Police Officer for the City of Alameda (2007), where she also shouldered the responsibilities of a School Resource Officer and the Alameda Housing Liaison Officer. After several years of professional work across multiple careers, Luisa returned to college as a non-traditional student to pursue higher education. She graduated with Honors from Brigham Young University (BYU) with a B.S. in Family Studies (2013) and an M.B.A. from BYU’s Marriott School of Business (2015). Of all the responsibilities Luisa has fulfilled, she considers her roles as a wife and mother to be the most important and gratifying. Luisa views her 25 years of marriage to her husband Kenneth as the most soul-satisfying experience of her life. Together they have raised a precocious and beautiful daughter and enjoy living in American Samoa.
Sr. Marketing Manager, Target Corporation; Hayward, CA; 1999—2004
Brigham Young University • MBA 2015
Brigham Young University • BS Family Studies 2013
UC Berkeley Center for Executive Education • Product Manager Certificate 2006 Alameda County Sheriff’s Office • POST Certification 2007
Chairman • BYU Alumni American Samoa 2017
UC Chairman • Utah Pacific Islander Health Coalition 2015
Board Member • Utah Pacific Islander Civic Engagement Coalition 2014 Patient Ambassador • Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center 2014 Board Member • SLC Pacific Islander Business Alliance 2014
Youth Mentor • Utah State Hospital 2012-2013
Stake Young Women President • San Leandro Stake LDS Church 2007-2010 Stake Relief Society Counselor • San Leandro Stake LDS Church 2003-2004 Primary President • Oakland 8th Ward LDS Church 1999-2002
Retailer of the Year 2003 by License Magazine
Above and Beyond Marketing Award 2004 by Target Corporation Guidon 2008 by Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Police 140th Academy Marketing Excellence 2016 by CR BARD
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