Karen O’Connor


Ms. O’Connor is happily retired after a nearly 40-year career in sales and marketing. Most recently, she was employed at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) where she spearheaded workforce development training initiatives for employers in St. Mary’s County. Prior to her CSM employment, she worked for the National Captioning Institute, where she held ever-increasing management positions. Over the years she has served on several Boards and committees. 

Karen is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland, and served on the organization’s Board for three years. Current Board positions include the St. Vincent de Paul conference at St. Aloysius Church, where she serves as president, and the Father Andrew White Advisory Committee. Karen was raised in Leonardtown and attended St. Mary’s Academy. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University, and a Master of Arts degree in Management and Leadership from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Karen joined the Board of Directors for Cedar Lane Living Community in April 2019.