VP Economic Development
Milwaukee Water Council
Karen leads The Water Council’s local, national and international economic development efforts. This includes leading foreign direct investment and business recruitment initiatives through hosting inbound companies and delegations and facilitating strategic connections into our network. Karen managed the program execution and implementation of The Water Council's multi-year U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Innovation Cluster Contract supporting the growth and development of small businesses operating in the water technology sector. She oversees The Council’s innovation programs including the BREW Accelerator, Tech Challenge and Pilot Program and is a key staff member responsible for supporting our corporate and strategic partnerships.