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Karen AlbrittonKaren F. Albritton is a partner with Thinc Strategy and an advisor to C-suite leaders of emerging growth and mid-market companies, counseling them on management, growth and ownership transition strategies.

In addition to her advisory experience, Karen has over two-decades of experience in executive leadership roles with professional services firms including Walk West, Ketchum, Capstrat and McKinney. Previously, in a decade as Capstrat President and then CEO, she helped grow the agency into an award-winning market leader with a driven, client-focused culture.

Karen is active in industry and community service. Current board service includes the American Marketing Association (past-chair), UNC Health Foundation (vice chair, executive and audit committees), William Peace University and National Association of Corporate Directors-RTP chapter. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum – Carolinas Chapter, OnBoard NC and NCBIO.

She shares her passion for leadership as a speaker at industry conferences such as the Internet Summit, the AMA Leadership Summit, AIA Aspire, the Women’s Leadership Conference, National Association for Corporate Directors and the PRSA Counselors Academy Annual Conference. She also speaks to corporate audiences for companies like Credit Suisse, Siemens, Vanderbilt Health, Ward and Smith and Cotton, Incorporated.

Karen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her B.A. degree in Journalism and Political Science. She and her husband Ronnie live in Emerald Isle, NC.