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Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald

Board Governance (Ministry)


Karen D. McDonald is Board Chair of the American Bible Society and Executive Director of Employee Success at Dallas Theological Seminary. Karen is an expert in organizational development and transformation and a certified executive coach. She holds a B.S.I.E from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for American Bible Society, Karen also chaired its Ad-hoc Strategic Planning Committee where she led the development of the organization’s strategic framework.

Karen is a longtime member of Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, IL, where she is a dedicated member of the Kadima Ministry and the In Focus Community.

She is the founder and CEO of KDM Consulting and Coaching Solutions, providing organizational development expertise in strategic planning and facilitation; change management; talent management; leadership development; employee engagement; and culture including diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to launching her own firm, McDonald enjoyed a more than 20-year career in the consulting and financial services industries—serving in senior consulting roles with Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers and as Head of Talent Management with Zurich North America.