Karen joined Commonwealth in June 2017 as director of the Retirement Consulting Services team. In February 2019, she was promoted to vice president of the team. In this role, she is responsible for leading strategic direction and ensuring that our advisors have the highest level of support available as they compete in the retirement plan marketplace. Prior to joining Commonwealth, Karen held various marketing and business development roles at Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, New York Life Retirement Plan Services, and, most recently, John Hancock Retirement Plan Services. She attended Smith College and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a concentration in marketing. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, tending to her perennial garden, spending time at York Beach and Little Sebago Lake with her three children, and playing fetch with her newest family member, Diesel, a long-haired German shepherd.