Karen Shannon is vice president of business consulting/CHRO for Ollis/Akers/Arney. Karen has served in senior leadership positions in banking and human resources for over 30 years. She and her team provided HR services to 5,000 employees across the United States, United Kingdom, India, and Mexico. Today, she works with worldwide clients on key business and HR strategies, resulting in cost savings upward of $7 million.
Karen received her MBA and BA in business administration and economics from Drury University. She is a graduate of Leadership Missouri, past president of the Junior League, and was appointed to the board of trustees for banker education for the Missouri Bankers Association. Karen has also served on the board of directors for numerous organizations and is a regular presenter at national and regional conferences.
Karen was recognized in 2000 by the Springfield Business Journal in its inaugural class of the Most Influential Women in Business.