Karen Lugen

What is your role at Sutton & Associates: Program Manager – Incentive Travel Design Group. I assist our team in planning destination incentive trips that reflect each of our client’s vision. I serve as the professional liaison between clients, trip participants, and our worldwide travel partners, delivering a personal approach through managing program logistics, on-site management, communication, creative marketing, and custom web design.

Best travel experience: A most recent family trip to Marco Island, FL.  We rented a boat and explored the area, found abandoned pod homes and watched Dolphins.  Looking forward to experiencing new destinations this year!

What do you like to do in your spare time: 

  • Spending time with my family – especially grandchildren
  • Reading a good book to relax
  • Remodeling/updating my house

What is the most unique job you’ve ever had: My first work-study job in high school was as the evening disc jockey on the country radio station.

Three things most people don’t know about you:

  • I would rather drive than be a passenger in a car.
  • I am not crazy about bridges.
  • I have four daughters.

What is a must have in your travel bag: A downloaded book to read

What has been the most interesting item of food you’ve tasted:  Golumpki – Stuffed Polish cabbage