Kenny Sullivan, born in Houston, TX, has been a permanent resident of Emerald Isle since 1993. His family moved to North Carolina in 1978 and started spending summer vacations in Emerald Isle, buying property in 1983. Kenny spends much of his free time fishing his boat, Blarney, for king mackerel. His daughter Torey caught her first king at age 5 and has caught many more since. Kenny also now has a granddaughter Braidyn Elizabeth. Kenny started a small business in March of 1993 when he was 29 and continues that same business today. Kenny also enjoys time on the inshore waters with Amy, his girlfriend on her skiff. Amy is a dedicated marine educator. Kenny and Amy live on Bogue Sound Drive.
Kenny is the chair of the Planning Board, and his current term will expire in March 2023.