Karen H. Richardson, PMP
Contact: KHRichardson5@gmail.com
Phone: 502-296-7634

Professional Summary

Karen H. Richardson is a certified project management professional (PMP) with varied experience in project management and communications. She has the ability to lead a team, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively. Karen’s leadership style empowers a team and delivers the business value on a project. She is looking forward to utilizing her communications skills in a project management role.

Professional Skills

  • Project management
    • 6 years of IT project team experience
  • IT communications strategy
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Resource and schedule management
  • Experience in both predictive and agile methods
  • Critical thinking/problem-solving
  • Microsoft suite advanced
  • Video production
  • Ability to create order from chaos

Professional Roles

Humana (KForce) (2020 – present)
IT Communications Consultant

  • Plan and execute communications strategy around IT projects
  • Promote stakeholder adoption of new Microsoft tools
  • Establish and execute project schedule
  • Develop process for tracking content schedule
  • Work with the project team for enterprise-wide software deployments
  • Write articles for enterprise-wide distribution
  • Advanced Microsoft Office 365 skills

National Center for Families Learning– national non-profit (2017 – 2020)
Director of Communications

  • Produce national conference with 1,000+ in attendance
  • Work with team to design stage setting, lighting, and run of show
  • Develop and implement national communication/media strategy
  • Create talking points for literacy initiatives
  • Story-telling video production
  • Manage social media strategy and track engagement
  • Manage communications team (including hiring and dismissing)

K.H. Richardson & Co., llc –marketing & communications (2011 – 2017)

  • Video production and script development
  • Event production of 1,000+ in attendance
  • Participate on IT project team for healthcare software deployment
  • Develop communication strategy for stakeholders
  • Collaborate with project team
  • Evaluate/establish marketing plan
  • Project planning and coordination
  • Advertising copy development
  • Task tracking and organization
  • Campaign-driven results
  • Social Media Strategy

Christian Academy School System – four-school system with 3,000 students    (2009 – 2011)
Director of Development & Alumni Affairs

  • Participate on construction project team to renovate and build multi-building campus
  • Develop and implement a capital campaign strategy
  • Establish communication plan and strategy to engage donor/stakeholders
  • Establish a process for pledge tracking and collection
  • Develop a strategy for two capital campaigns
  • Establish annual alumni events

Sunrise Children’s Services –non-profit agency that cares for children who have been abused (2005 – 2009)
Vice President of Marketing & Advancement

  • Organization spokesperson
  • Develop the strategic fundraising, communications and marketing plan for the agency
  • Develop and manage department budget
  • Supervise a team of nine
  • Responsible for a department fundraising goal of $3.5 million annually

Director for Communications

  • Develop and implement state-wide agency marketing and public relations plan focusing on the name change to Sunrise Children’s Services
  • Develop a communication strategy for internal and external stakeholders
  • Develop and manage an annual communications budget of approximately $400,000
  • Annual giving event planning
  • Media relations including implementing a crisis communication plan
  • Recreate the look of marketing materials including quarterly newsletter into a magazine


B.A. in Journalism, Western Kentucky University

  • Public Relations major, Writing and Business minor
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) (2021)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) (2020)
  • Leadership Louisville Graduate (class of ’02)
  • Focus Louisville Graduate (September 1994)


Leadership/Board membership

  • Project Management Institute current member
  • Maya Collection board of directors, secretary (2020 – present)
  • Youth group leader (2013 – 2018)
  • School of the Arts Booster President (2012 – 2018)
  • Kentucky Shakespeare Festival board member (2009 – 2015), past chairman
  • Hands-On Louisville founding board (2003 – 2006)
  • Focus Louisville Alumni board (2003 – 2004)
  • The Mint Jubilee – a derby-eve celebrity gala with over 1,000 in attendance
    • Chair Emeritus (1997 to 2006)

Teaching/Committee membership/Honors

  • Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer (1999 – 2002)
  • Daybreak Instructor (2003-2010)
  • Leadership team for Singles Ministry, Southeast Christian Church (2005 – 2008)
  • Business First 40 Young Business Leaders under Forty recipient