Reaching Out Beyond the Workplace
But more than for her own benefit, Karen also provides input and support to others in her industry and partnering industries, really making a difference in their approach to their work and their lives.
Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA)
Karen’s dedication to the AUSA “Sunshine Chapter” has been recognized by her peers, receiving the AUSA Third Region Merit Award and Award For Excellence.
As an involved member, Karen attends the NDIA bi-monthly luncheons and other events in order to stay up to date on the latest issues and trends, and to network with Government and Industry partners.
Women in Defense
Karen is a member of this non-profit professional organization, which includes men and women, who have careers related to the defense of the United States and national security. She has also been honored to be a featured speaker at a WID event.
The University Club
Karen is on the Board of Directors for the University Club and is also the Chairperson for the Charitable Works Committee.
Project Management Institute
Karen became a member of the Project Management Institute in 2004 and earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2005. She also taught PMP classes as an adjunct professor and continues to stay active with the Central Florida Chapter of PMI, attending conferences and speaking engagements.
Army Aviation Association of America
Karen attends monthly socials and utilizes the events for professional networking and maintaining relationships with Government and Industry representatives.
Virginia Tech Alum Association
Karen is a member of the Central Florida Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and served as past treasurer. With more than 130 chapters, alumni chapters build strong relationships among alumni, students, parents and the community as a whole.