Karen Kane is an executive communication strategist, speechwriter, governance expert and respected advisor to CEOs and business leaders. She has served as a senior corporate officer in diverse business segments including environmental, high-tech, insurance, the media, banking and asset management. As the highest-ranking woman at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, she led the crisis communication team during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and developed the crisis plan for the Federal Reserve System. A NACD Directorship Certified Director and Governance Fellow, she works with CEOs and boards of directors to exercise the power of good governance. She is a former major metro senior editor, staff writer of the Vineyard Gazette and The Boston Globe, where she was a media pioneer as one of the nation's first women sportswriters.