CEO, Kerns and Associates
Karen Kerns is the CEO of Kerns and Associates and an Entrepreneur in Residence for Iowa State University's Department of Economics in the College of Agriculture. She also serves as the Chair of Iowa State's Ag-Entrepreneurship Initiative. Her current and primary focus is driving development by building business and individual technical competency and behavioral capacity. She earned an MA from Iowa State where she taught or trained students, faculty, and staff for nearly two decades.