Karen Kelly

Chief Administrative Officer

Karen brings her broad, diverse and cultivated work experience gained at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cell Genesys, Robertson Stephens & Company, and the California State Automobile Association to her strategic administrative role. Prior to joining Carlson Beck, Karen worked at Heidrick & Struggles and Terra Search Partners where she enjoyed a working relationship with her current colleagues. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University, a Master of Theological Studies from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, A Graduate School of Santa Clara University and a California Master Catechist certification from the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Community Commitment: Previous Board experience includes San Francisco YWCA, and the San Francisco Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California. Karen currently works with adult religious education programs for the Archdiocese of San Francisco and in the detention ministries of Santa Clara County.

Personal Passions: Art and museums, creating and presenting visual lectures using images to illuminate the human spirit and theological connections offered in historical artwork, spending time with friends, and life with her two children.

“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” – C. S. Lewis

San Francisco Office

5 Third Street, Suite 838
San Francisco, California 94103

Sally Carlson, Managing Partner
415.433.2299 office
415.203.5259 mobile

New York Office

420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 300
New York, New York 10170

917.922.6113 office

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