April 2022 WKL Breakfast: Karen Blouin-Clay of Lendmark Financial Services
About this event
5 Pandemic-Tested Crisis Management Lessons for All Leaders
The Covid-19 pandemic brought out the crisis manager in everyone, causing us all to rewrite our playbooks. Over the past 2+ years, we’ve had to quickly adapt, pivot, and learn new ways to be effective and efficient.
Now that the dust is settling, and things are returning to a semblance of normal, do we simply shelve those pandemic-driven, crisis managing approaches and return to business as usual? The answer is a resounding ‘no.’ Because it’s not a question of if there will be another crisis, only when, and of what magnitude.
Whether it’s a leadership overhaul, restructuring, social media blowup, supply chain disaster, internal morale nosedive, or any number of possibilities, you’ll want these 5 pandemic-tested crisis management lessons in your arsenal – regardless of your role or industry.
Karen is an award-winning corporate communications and PR executive. She is skilled in change leadership, M&A and crisis communications, employee- and community-engagement, and the emerging ESG imperative.
She taps her multi-industry, multi-sector background to connect the right people, ideas, and resources in innovative ways to accelerate brand awareness while retaining employee culture amidst rapid growth.
She serves as the inaugural senior vice president of Corporate Communications and PR for Lendmark Financial Services -- a leading provider of consumer lending solutions. Prior to joining Lendmark in 2019, she held senior roles with iconic public and private brands, including IBM, Siemens, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, and Cox Automotive, and a few start-ups along the way.
She received her B.A. in Journalism from Drake University. A native of Los Angeles, Karen lives in Atlanta with her family, including a beloved pandemic rescue dog.
Date and time
Fri, April 15, 2022
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EDT