Karen Blackburn

​Karen Blackburn is Vice
President of Human Resources for Bright House Networks, the nation’s 6th
largest MSO.  Karen provides Human
Resources leadership for the entire Florida Operation.  Karen and her team provide HR functional
expertise aimed at building leadership capability and an employee base whose
skills, knowledge and performance meets current and future organizational


Prior to joining Bright
House Networks in October 2012, Karen held a leadership role at The Nielsen
Company, where she was instrumental in driving HR strategic and operational
initiatives aligned to support organization objectives.  In addition, Karen has held management or staff
level roles in a variety of HR disciplines at Dun & Bradstreet Software,
CBIS (now Convergys) and The Kroger Company. 
She has supported both local and global teams, operated in mature and
emerging businesses, and served as listener and advisor to senior executives
and front line staff.


Karen graduated from The
University of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political
Science.  She holds two professional
certifications, including the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and
Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and is a 2006 graduate of Leadership
Pinellas.   Karen lives in Saint Petersburg and when not
in the office, can be found boating across Tampa Bay.