Karon serves on the company’s Executive Management Team and oversees Human Resources, Payroll, and Benefits at Guardian. Karon has over 20 years of HR Experience, specifically in employee relations, talent acquisition, HR policy development, compliance oversight, benefits administration, and training.
Before joining Guardian in 2011, Karon’s experience included management and executive-level roles in Human Resources for companies including investment management, hospitality, technology, non-profit organizations, and as a consultant to small to medium-sized businesses. Karon attended Portland State University and graduated with a BS in Social Work, with a Post Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), and earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SHRM). As a native Oregonian Karon has been involved with a number of charitable organizations over the years, focusing on health, safety, empowerment, and educational opportunities for under-served children.