Senior Vice President, Business Operations, and Diversity & Inclusion Council Chair, National Geographic Partners
Karen Greenfield is the Senior Vice President of Business Operations for the National Geographic Channels. She devises and deploys policies and processes to help the company scale, become more efficient and build upon its culture of creativity and agility. Karen’s leadership has a material effect on productions; process management; vendor, client and employee satisfaction; and company reputation. Karen manages a centralized set of business processes and system applications to minimize complexities and promote effective and consistent operations for the Channels business.
As a seasoned Business Operations executive, she lends strategic planning and budgeting experience with a comprehensive understanding of the culture and values of an international media brand and the business complexities of a non-profit organization with a strong mission.
Prior to her current role and with nearly 25 years of production experience working with the world’s leading filmmakers, Karen also led Nat Geo WILD’s Production Management team, who manages all programming requirements and delivery and enforces the Networks’ technical standards across all global media platforms – linear and non-linear.
Karen’s greatest passion is diversity and inclusion. She most recently became Chairperson of National Geographic Partner’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. She ensures proper education, management and inclusion of diverse populations within the workplace. Karen is a mentor to college students and entry level employees of color who are entering the corporate workforce. She describes the difference between diversity and inclusion with a Verna Myers, Esq. quote, “Diversity is being invited to the party, but inclusion is being asked to dance.”
Karen is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism with a Minor in African American Studies. She is the recipient of Women in Cable Telecommunications’ Leadership Award as well as an honoree for Cablefax’s Influentials Award.