Karen Taylor-Herring serves Bridgewater Consulting Group as its Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness in addition to providing principal thought leadership to its executive team. She relies on her 20+ years of Utilities experience to transform clients’ objectives and goals into workable solutions that achieve desired business outcomes. Her honed relationship-building skills and strategic thinking enables her to help bring a client’s vision to life.
Previously, Karen served as Principal at T&H Consulting. There, she provided consulting services related to Strategic and Operational Planning, Organizational Change Management, Business Process Management, and Vendor Management. She led the development of Supplier Diversity Strategic Plans and Operating Plans with local utilities.
Before that role, Karen spent 16 years at Southern California Edison (SCE) working in Procurement, Contracts Management, Vendor Management, and Information Technology. As Senior Strategic Portfolio Manager, IT Client Services and Planning (her most recent role at SCE), she was responsible for maintaining the strategic partnerships between IT and internal client organizations to ensure an optimal return on clients’ technology investments. Additionally, she led cross-functional technology teams and integrated their efforts for the overall solution design and delivery, process improvements, issue resolution, and project and service-level performance.
Karen holds an Economics degree from Kent State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, she earned a Public Policy certification from the University of Southern California, a non-profit management certification from Harvard University, and the Prosci Organizational Change Management certificate.
In her spare time, Karen serves on Pomona Catholic High School’s Consultative Board to improve and develop strategic objectives for its enrollment and its international program. Additionally, she serves on Shoes That Fit’s Board that partners with the Chris Paul Family Foundation (founded by 9-time NBA All-Star Chris Paul).