Communities & External Relations
Economic Development; Facilitation; Strategic Planning
Karen Lathrop is a visionary leader skilled at connecting people and process to vision and resources. Her experience in corporate sales, marketing and economic development make her a trusted resource in promoting the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach brand and vision.
Serving Eastern Iowa, an an ISU Extension and Outreach Organizational Advancement Spoecialist, Karen strives to advance the mission, vision and values of this historic land-grant university.
At the heart of Organizational Advancement are inititives that advance our organization by garnering support, aggregating and sharing our collective impact, strengthening our btand, communicating our value and executing our strategic plan.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Iowa State University and is currently pursuing her MBA. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute and brings years of strategic planning, marketing and customer development experience to the Advancement Specialist position.
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