Karen Kane is a communications leader and advocate for the use of strategic communication as a risk mitigation tool in today’s complex business environment. She has written extensively on the topic of leadership responsibility and good governance.

A former board secretary and highest ranking woman at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Ms. Kane is a C-Suite communication advisor who has built a practice of assisting CEOs in all aspects of executive communication. She has served as a senior corporate officer in diverse business segments including environmental, high-tech, insurance, the media, banking and asset management.

An experienced crisis manager, she led the development of the crisis communication plan for the Federal Reserve System after the attacks of 9/11. She is an NACD Governance Fellow, offering communication assistance to CEOs and boards on a wide array of shareholder engagement and governance issues.