Karen M. Garrison

Karen Garrison

Karen Garrison has been a director since 2006 and currently serves as Lead Independent Director on the Kaman Board of Directors. She is a retired President of Pitney Bowes Business Services and served in that role from 1999 until her retirement in 2004. In her 27 years at Pitney Bowes and its subsidiary, Dictaphone Corporation, Ms. Garrison held a series of positions with increasing responsibilities, including Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She also serves as a director at SP Plus Corporation (formerly Standard Parking Corporation), a national provider of parking facility management services, where she serves as non-executive Chairman of the Board. She previously served as a director at Tenet Healthcare Corporation, one of the largest investor owned health care delivery systems in the United States, and North Fork Bank, a regional bank holding company acquired by Capital One Financial Corporation in 2006.

The Board believes that Ms. Garrison's experience demonstrates an extensive history of senior executive leadership and oversight roles, which provide operational insight with regard to acquisitions, human resources, information technology, and government contracting. The Board also values her extensive experience in finance and accounting - from her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rollins College and Master of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology to progressively senior roles as Controller, Worldwide Controller, and Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer over a ten-year period at Pitney Bowes and its subsidiary, Dictaphone Company.