Karen Hardy

Karen Hardy
Titles and Organizations

Co-Founder, Risk Management Association


Dr. Karen Hardy has been the architect of a leading and best practice enterprise risk management operation built from the ground up for a $7 billion Cabinet-level government agency with 48,000 employees that support economic growth and opportunity. Prior to her public service, Dr. Hardy managed several branches in consumer banking at Citibank in the private industry.

Dr. Hardy has advised many organizations on enterprise management strategies including the Executive Office of the U.S. President, White House Office of Management and Budget; the United Nations, the Governor’s Office of New York, and the Mayor's Office of Chicago. She has served as a Visiting Lecturer at Think Tanks such as the Brookings Institution Executive Education and taught internationally at the University of West Indies. She is the author of several books on risk management and a recipient of "The Most Promising New Textbook" Award. Dr. Hardy earned her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Development from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.