Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D
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Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D. is the president of KTownsend Consulting—an award-winning organizational development firm offering expertise in leadership development and 21st Century diversity. Dr. Karen works with leaders to create inclusive environments and build strong teams so that they can effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their diverse colleagues, co-workers and clients. Dr. Karen believes in a holistic approach to professional development, and as such, her programs highlight the importance of both technical expertise and interpersonal relationships. This approach ensures that professionals at every level have the tools required to live and lead…confidently. A recognized subject matter expert, Dr. Karen has written articles on diversity and inclusion which have been featured in local, regional and national publications and media outlets. Because of her commitment to excellence, in 2019 Dr. Karen was recognized by the Dayton Business Journal in the category of “Woman-owned Business of The Year.” She currently serves on the board of trustees and executive committee for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of the Miami Valley Fair Housing Center and the Diversity Advisory Council for the Dayton Business Journal.