Educational Experience Master of Business Administration,
Washburn University, Topeka, KS 4.0 G.P.A. and academic honors;

Bachelor of Arts, Drury College, Springfield, MO, 3.45 G.P.A.
Majors: Business Administration and Studio Art; Minor: Economics;

Association Management, Marketing/PR

Career Highlights: Created and directed the production of a video campaign designed to highlight economic development of Downtown Rogers, AR, CLICK HERE FOR PLAYLIST

Responsible for administering $560K of a $1.8 M budget. Developed numerous new programs that consistently generated non-dues revenues including: KDOT/KCA Construction Industry Training Program, Spring and Fall KCA Days conferences; trade shows; golf tournaments and sporting clays.

Developed and implemented rebranding and marketing strategies to raise awareness of the 80-year-old association and promote the statewide heavy, highway and utility construction industry. Revolutionized the face of the organization through creative marketing and membership materials, web designs, billboards, banners, brochures, advertisements and social media.

Wrote a $400,000 renewable grant and administered a training program generating more than $100,000 annual non-dues revenue for the association. The KDOT/KCA Construction Industry Training Program won 3 national awards in 6 years.

Developed and oversaw the Leadership KCA program for younger construction managers, providing conferences and field trips resulting in new inter-business relationships and the opportunity to identify the future business leaders and board members for the association.

National Partnership on Highway Quality Bronze Award for Partnering

National AGC Education Excellence Award for Craft Worker Training by an AGC Chapter

Created fundraising campaigns that won regional awards four consecutive years

Strategic Planning, Project Management, Marketing, Public Relations, SALES, communications, writing, Budgets, Graphic Design

Karen Wagaman