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Karen McPhedran

Managing Associate

Karen McPhedran

Karen joined Isaacson, Miller in 2014 and has worked across the firm’s academic leadership and environmental and sustainability practices.

Her recent searches include the recruitment of deans, provosts, executive directors, and presidents. Clients include Stanford University, Cornell University, New York University, Union College, Ecological Society of America, Open Space Institute, and Natural Lands. Clients appreciate Karen’s commitment to building robust and diverse pools of candidates, as well as her background in higher education, which informs her work.

Prior to joining the firm, Karen supported executive-level searches at Harvard Medical School’s office of the executive dean for administration, and she worked with the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus to increase the number of women participating in the political process throughout Massachusetts.