Karen Warren retired in 2010, after 25 years in investor relations, as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations at Hasbro, Inc. Prior to joining Hasbro, Karen was Senior Vice President (SVP) of IR at State Street Corporation in Boston. Before that, she held senior level IR positions at Shiva Corp, FTP Software, and was SVP of Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning at Sterling Bancshares Corporation and Sterling Bank.
She is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI). She is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIRI National and past president of the Boston Chapter of NIRI, where she currently serves as an Honorary Director. In 2013, NIRI National inducted her into the inaugural class of NIRI Fellows and in 2010, they recognized her for Individual Chapter Leadership. Additionally, she is past President of the Investor Relations Association and a founding member of the NIRI National Ethics Council.
Previously, she taught Investor Relations at the Graduate School of Communications Management at Simmons College and has been a guest lecturer at Bentley College and the University of Rhode Island.
Prior to beginning her career in investor relations in 1987, she held a number of positions professionally and in the community, including serving on the Chelmsford Zoning Board of Appeals, Traffic and Safety Committee and the Home Rule Advisory Committee. Additionally, she was a police officer, professional photographer and an Emergency Medical Technician.
Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston College, Masters in Communications Management from Simmons College and her Associates Degree from Middlesex Community College. She currently serves on the board of Directors of The Founders Golf Club in Sarasota and has served on the board of various condominium associations.