Karen Zolik

Karen Zolik

Survey/Research Systems Analyst
Surveys
karen.zolik@mranet.org
The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing.”
Blaise Pascal
 

Karen’s agility to interact relationally as well as analytically empowers her work as an affirmative action analyst. Coworkers often see Karen biking to work at MRA’s Plymouth, Minnesota, office, and those who stop by her cubicle will spot some of her watercolor paintings. A hardworking person with strong project management and computer skills, Karen is loyal and personable, committed to helping make any organization stronger.

Expertise

Karen’s 16-year track record includes project management of an executive leadership training program in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America, and Latin America. That role involved engaging global business unit leaders and instructors and leading a small team of administrators. During a 10-year stint as an analytical support position with another company, Karen’s expansion of analytical services resulted in a 70 percent profit increase. Karen also coordinated the startup of a charter school that serves students on the autism spectrum. She enjoys managing complex variables and situations and has an outstanding reputation as a global support team manager. Karen is certified from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, as a Professional Project Manager II.

Key Accomplishments

  • Aligned operations from international regions to provide centralized support for global training program, including training delivery process, communication plan, team schedule, and budget metrics.
  • Added value to leadership and development training by incorporating global connectivity tools and portals, partnering with Harvard Business School to deliver virtual training and encapsulating training into compelling visuals.
  • Worked extensively with K-12 schools, including school development, school governance, specialized instruction, and volunteer support.
  • Mothered seven extra-special children.

Education

Karen received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana.