Karen Farabee
Karen Farabee, Chair-Elect and Governance Committee Chair

Karen Farabee retired from a 30-year career as a Human Resources and Corporate Communications executive at a variety of Austin companies, including her own HR consulting firm. In an earlier life, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communication, receiving her undergraduate and masters degrees in Organizational Communication and then continuing as an adjunct instructor in the College following graduation. Born in Big Spring, Karen has lived in Austin for more than 40 years. Karen has served as a volunteer and in leadership positions with a variety of local charitable organizations including the Austin Children’s Shelter, Austin Theatre for Youth, Foundation for the Homeless, EMPACT Africa, UT College of Communication Advisory Council, Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church, UT Alpha Phi House Board Corporation and The Cipher Project. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Texas Program.