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Towson University, BS
Int'l Business/Marketing
Johns Hopkins, MS
Organizational Development

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Senior VP, Global Alliances
Board Member

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Chair of the Advisory Board
Marketing Director
Hawaii Regional Manager
Director of Business Development

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Karen Appleton

Karen Appleton is SVP, Global Alliances at Box, where she initiates, evaluates, and structures new business opportunities, including strategic alliances and partnerships.

Prior to Box, Karen was Vice President of Development and a member of the executive team at Prosper Marketplace and was responsible for a full range of growth activity. She also served as National Marketing Director for the corporate group at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP. At Lexis-Nexis, she launched the firm’s internet product, managed top-tier accounts, and ran business development for the state of Hawaii.

Karen earned a master’s degree in organizational development from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in international business from Towson University. She holds an advisory board seat with The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives and serves on the Board of Directors for SV2.

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