Karen L. Howard
Karen L. Howard is a seasoned financial executive with more than 35 years of experience successfully developing, leading and executing financial and corporate strategy in dynamic and challenging global environments. At Kei, she manages all aspects of our clients’ investor relations programs to help them realize their shareholder value potential.
Prior to joining Kei in May 2013, Karen served in various executive and financial positions at Columbus McKinnon Corporation for 17 years, including Vice President – Strategic Initiatives, Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President – Controller. She served on the Company’s Executive Committee and was Chairperson of the Company’s Benefits Committee.
Before joining Columbus McKinnon, she was employed by Ernst & Young LLP for eleven years, progressing to Senior Manager in the firm’s audit practice.
Karen is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, degree from Niagara University. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Niagara University, as well as the university’s College of Business Administration Dean’s Advisory Board. Karen is a member of the Board of Directors of HealthNow New York, which is the parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Blue Shield of Northern New York. Additionally, she serves on the Canisius College Council of Accountancy as well as the Audit Committee and Finance Council of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese. She also volunteers for a variety of organizations in support of her children’s activities, including various school music department and PTA activities.
Deborah K. Pawlowski
Chariman and CEO/Founder
Joseph P. Pawlowski
Laura J. Oiye
Executive Vice President
Senior Vice President | Operations