Staff Spotlight: Meet Karen Brown
September 15, 2021
Karen Brown is our Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and our latest staff spotlight!
Her role at the Partnership is to be a champion for developing and implementing programs/initiatives that promote a thriving, diverse, informed, and equitable region.
Learn a little bit more about Karen in this brief Q&A.
Q: What is your background in/what type of work were you in before the Partnership?
Human Resources, Training, and Development. All my roles have had a relationship-building element to them. Being able to connect to people and hear different views and learn from them equips me well for this type of work.
Q: Tell us a little-known fact about yourself.
I have seen the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans on the same day.
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
Family time and root for the Bills.
Q: Best Buffalo Hidden Gem.
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Buffalo?
The architecture and proximity to the lake
Q: What do you like best about working from home?
Q: Since you are no longer commuting to work, how do you fill your drive time?
Sleep a little later
We are pleased to introduce Seth Piccirillo, BNP’s Director of Economic Development as our latest Staff Spotlight. Seth’s role is to help our members increase their competitiveness and ability to thrive in the local, national and international economy. Learn a little bit more about Seth in this brief Q&A.
We are pleased to introduce BNP’s Senior Manager, Member Engagement – Nancy McNamara as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Nancy’s role is to engage our members in the services and resources offered by the BNP that offers them value and enable their businesses to thrive.
We are pleased to introduce BNP’s Vice President, Member Engagement & Development, Liz Benkovich as our latest Staff Spotlight.
As a coach, manager, and mentor, Liz works with the entire team to inspire members to help them gain the full benefits of the Partnership allowing them to grow, thrive, and to reach their full potential.
We are pleased to introduce BNP’s Executive Assistant, Kathleen Sullivan as our latest Staff Spotlight.
Kathleen is the Executive Assistant to Dottie Gallagher, President & CEO. In this role, she supports the Senior Leadership Team and works with all team members to engage them in the Partnership’s values every day.