Karen is a Senior HR Consultant at strategic HR inc. Karen is a proven senior level strategic human resource practitioner with over fifteen years of human resource experience. Through her career, Karen has maintained a broad generalist background in all facets of HR and across industries including service, manufacturing and retail. She is a positive leader, innovative problem solver and consultative business partner focused on creating business success through HR strategies.
Prior to joining the strategic HR team, Karen consulted independently including several months with a non-profit spin off and acting as interim HR leader to a Deloitte top 100 privately held company. In addition to consulting, Karen has held several top leadership roles including Vice President of Human Resources for a local startup and Director of Human Resources at Fechheimer Brothers, a Berkshire Hathaway company. In her early career, Karen held progressive human resource roles leading to Director of Human Resources for a privately held manufacturing firm. In all these roles, Karen has partnered with and served other leaders in all facets of the human resources discipline including experience with HR process and policy development and implementation, talent management, compliance, employee engagement and performance management, total rewards, HR strategy development and implementation, including organizational effectiveness and leadership development and coaching.
Karen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati. She is actively involved in professional HR organizations as a means of continuous learning, networking, and community service. Karen will serve as the Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association (GCHRA) in 2019 and is part of the Conference Committee for the Ohio HR Conference.
Karen lives outside of Milford with her husband and two children and their menagerie of animals that can be found on their hobby farm. Weekends not spent on the farm, you can find Karen cheering on one of her children at a swim meet or horse show.