Andersen names Karen Richard CHRO and SVP

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Andersen names Karen Richard CHRO and SVP


Andersen Corporation has a new chief human resources officer and SVP in Karen Richard, who is succeeding Mary Carter when she retires on Feb. 14.

“During Mary’s career with Andersen, we benefited from her extensive Human Resources experience as well as her leadership, which spanned development of the functions of Quality, Sustainability, Real Estate and Facilities, Communications, Community Relations, and Code and Regulatory Affairs,” said Andersen chairman, president and CEO Jay Lund. “She built an exceptional team of strong leaders, who will carry on her legacy of doing the right thing and leading for the future.”

In her new role, Richard will be responsible for the company's human resources, corporate communications, community relations, and code and regulatory affairs operations.

“Karen brings a strong track record in building company culture, engaging employees and developing leaders,” said Lund. “She is a well-rounded and accomplished leader with a unique blend of Finance, Sales Strategy and Human Resources experience. She will be a great addition to the Andersen leadership team.”

Richard was previously working for Minnesota-based mattress manufacturer and retailer Select Comfort, where she served in a number of capacities (most recently as CHRO and SVP Human Capital). She also serves on the board of directors for Make A Wish Minneosta.