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Vice President, Crestview Strategy
Karen is a Vice President at Crestview Strategy based in Toronto. She is a bilingual strategist, communications specialist, and an expert at fostering collaboration among parties by identifying common goals and objectives to bring divergent views together to develop partnerships and shared success. Throughout her two-decade long career Karen has built a reputation for her mastery of crisis management, her ability to identify challenges and how to leverage opportunities to deliver client objectives.
Prior to joining Crestview Strategy, Karen led an environmental consulting firm working with Indigenous communities, building on a prior role supporting First Nations leaders as Director of Justice at Chiefs of Ontario where she advanced innovative policy solutions to legacy challenges. She also co-founded BOLD Realities, to advance the industry-Indigenous relationship. Previously, Karen led the modernization of Ontario’s administrative justice system at Tribunals Ontario, including key transformations at the Ontario Parole Board, Human Rights Tribunal Ontario, and most recently the Landlord and Tenant Board.
A graduate of the University of Toronto and of the University of Ottawa’s French Common Law Program, Karen sits on governance boards for the Banff Forum and Canadian Club Toronto, and advisory bodies for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase, and Connected North. She serves on juries for both The Donner Prize and The Hunter Prize and is a contributing writer at thehub.ca Karen is Ojibwe from Dokis First Nation.