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EVP, Chief Administrative Officer
Karen Wishart is the EVP and Chief Administrative Officer at Urban One. Before their current role, Karen served as the President & CEO of Curzon Staffing and Executive Search, where they successfully expanded business growth/operations. Karen has also served as the General Manager of REVOLT TV and as an Advisory Board Member for Emory University - Goizueta Business School. Karen is a seasoned executive with experience in strategic planning, sales, marketing, business development, team leadership, brand management, and P&L responsibility. Karen is a proven leader with a track record of success in revitalizing underperforming operations, increasing process efficiencies, and improving financial/reporting accuracy. Karen has grown companies from 26 to 70+ employees, achieving 38% YOY growth and an 8% annual average COGS reduction. Karen has also reduced temp staffing from 96% to 67% while increasing direct hire from 4% to 33%.
Karen Wishart has an MBA from Emory University - Goizueta Business School, a Doctor of Law from the University of Windsor, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from McMaster University.
Karen Wishart reports to Alfred C. Liggins, III, CEO. Karen Wishart works with Laura Clark - SVP, Political & Governmental Sales, Peter Thompson - EVP, CFO, and Tony Spinelli - CIO.