Executive Assistant & Board Liaison
Karen joined the Portland Business Alliance as executive assistant and board liaison in May of 2008. Prior to working at the Alliance, she worked in an executive support capacity at several organizations including Emeritus, a local woman-owned and managed health and skincare company, and Louisiana Pacific. Karen is a third-generation Oregonian and grew up outside of Salem on a 75-acre farm where her family raised strawberries, cherries and kept an amazing menagerie of animals.
Karen attended Oregon State University and graduated from Portland State University with a degree in sociology. In her spare time, she enjoys running marathons, reading, playing the piano, attending cultural events and traveling with her husband, Michael. She loves spending time with her two grandchildren, Eleanor and Ben.