Karen Witham is the director of communications at DCIIA, a newly created role responsible for both communications oversight and strategy as well as tactical implementation across multiple channels including web, email, social media, live and webcast events, and media relations. Prior to joining DCIIA in 2017, Karen was vice president of communications at Callan, an investment consulting firm. She has previously held communications, writing, and editing roles at BlackRock, T. Rowe Price, and State Street. Karen has a bachelor's degree in American civilization from Brown University (Providence) and a master's degree in writing from Emerson College (Boston). She is an affiliate member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of San Francisco, and is based in the San Francisco Bay area.