Karen Blackwell

Karen Blackwell is a Senior Consultant of Gallagher's Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice.

Karen brings more than twenty years of human capital experience spanning numerous industries, including financial services, insurance, technology and professional services consulting, private equity investment, and manufacturing.

Prior to joining Gallagher, Karen was a Regional HR Leader for a global organization supporting one of the world's most recognized online retail giants. Prior to that role, as part of a senior leadership team in the building environment industry, she led the DE&I strategy and HR capability for a $200m, award-winning district. This strategy included a focus on women in STEM and the manufacturing industry, women veterans and diverse collegiate organizations.

Karen has successfully built and led teams of talent acquisition and HR professionals for a fast-growing & award-winning global IT consultancy, while strategically advising and guiding C-suite leaders on all aspects of HR for North America. She has advised organizations on culture and employee retention through multiple merger and acquisition events.

Karen brings a passion for talent strategy as well as the candidate and employee experience. She also enjoys coaching people leaders and employees on career development plans and through complex workplace challenges.