Karen Berman with her daughters

Karen Berman with daughters Caroline and Claire

Karen Berman, MBA


Karen is a marketing and advertising professional with over 25 years of experience. While at agencies Leo Burnett, Simple Truth and DDM Advertising, her clients included Allstate, Aon, British Airways, Choose Chicago (the Chicago tourism organization), Marks & Spencer and United Airlines. Karen currently works as an independent marketing consultant.

In 2016, Karen started volunteering with Cure JM after her daughter was diagnosed with JDM. Karen was a fundraising coach for the 2017 and 2018 Chicago Chapter Walk Strong events. In 2019, she received the Cure JM Hero Award for exceptional service as the Chairperson of the Chicago Walk Strong to Cure JM, which raised $135K. Karen has been national Co-Chair for the 2020 and 2021 Walk Strong Across America events and plans to continue in this role in 2022.

Karen received an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and a B.A. in economics from St. Lawrence University.

Karen and her husband, Jon, live in Oak Park, IL and have two daughters, Caroline and Claire.