Karen Finan

INTERIM President & CEO

Karen Finan, is President & CEO of the Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance – a vibrant group of regional businesses leading the way in NKY! She is currently serving as interim President & CEO of Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. Karen previously was a Partner with Gilman Partners where she originated the CRE/Economic Development executive recruiting practice and was responsible for generating new business for the firm.

Fortified with extensive background in a variety of industries, Karen worked for Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) where she led 45 relocations/expansions at the national level accounting for over $250 M in Capital investment in the Northern Kentucky region. She previously directed national marketing and new business efforts at Duke Realty Corporation and Duke Construction.

Finan was recognized by the Lane Report as one of Kentucky’s Top Business Women and received the “Above and Beyond Award” from Redwood for her work as Board Chair. Named “Professional Woman to Watch” by Cincinnati.com based on largest deals completed and innovative initiatives and a recipient of NKY’s Outstanding Woman award, Karen holds a BA from Northern Kentucky University. She is engaged on the national level with the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). Locally she is Past Chair of the NKY Education Council as well as Aviatra Accelerators –an organization created to help educate and connect female entrepreneurs. She also serves on the Board of Notre Dame Academy.