Joining Grant Cooper as Director of Communications in 2018, Karen Butterfield has helped expand the firm’s presence and maintain its reputation as a trusted Top 10 healthcare executive search firm. She focuses on creating client facing documents and website and social media maintenance. Before arriving at Grant Cooper, Karen spent nearly a decade as a reporter and editor for an award-winning community newspaper and publishing company, The Missourian. During her tenure, Karen earned more than a dozen state and national awards for her work, including from the National Newspaper Association, Missouri Press Association, Missouri Associated Press Media Editors, Missouri State Teachers Association and the Missouri Community College Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Webster University in St. Louis. Karen recently completed a Specialist Diploma in Search Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute. In her spare time, Karen serves on the Franklin County Area United Way Board of Directors and is the President-Elect of the Union Kiwanis Club, a global service organization aimed at serving children throughout the world.