Principal, Michael Best Strategies
Karen works with clients across industries to identify and advance strategies that lead to positive business and community impact. She loves working with coalitions, boards of directors, and enlightened leaders who are seeking to use their powers for good. She is comfortable at the intersection between business, government, and community, and enjoys working with leaders at all levels in organizations. Karen’s past lives include serving as the Director of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and a 15-year career in state government including leadership roles at the Department of Health Services where she served as secretary, and Office of State Employment Relations where she served as director. Karen lives in Madison.