This spring, Karen Sammon was appointed interim CEO to conduct a deep dive into our organization.
During the last four months, she has demonstrated her commitment to deeply understand our current state, increased visibility into key business areas, and identified the strategic imperatives to move forward and level up the organization to serve our Higher Purpose.
Therefore, Conscious Capitalism, Inc.’s Executive Committee has unanimously voted to name Karen as CEO of CCI. We know she is the right leader to move the organization forward and deliver the strategic direction needed to achieve our goals.
Karen has been a Conscious Leader for many years. As CEO, President, and Board Member of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), she led with a focus on culture and values. Karen has faced the same challenges leaders in our community face daily using the principles and management philosophy of Conscious Capitalism to build a more robust business and a better future for all stakeholders.
We are grateful for Karen’s commitment to CCI and know she is the right person at the right time to lead the organization.
Karen will be stepping down from her role as Chair of the Board and Executive Committee, with longtime board members Cheryl Rosner and Steve Hall stepping up as Board Chair and Executive Committee Chair, respectively.
Cheryl has been involved in Conscious Capitalism since its inception and continues to bring the lens of Conscious Leadership to all her endeavors. She has deep roots in the travel and hospitality industry, having previously led Hotels.com, Expedia Corporate Travel, and TicketsNow from its founding to its sale to Ticketmaster.
Steve is the founder and former CEO of Driversselect, a company built and guided by the principles of Conscious Capitalism. His purpose of reimagining how people would experience the workplace and serving as an exemplar for how businesses can scale and achieve sustainable profits resulted in significant success.
Karen will be engaging deeply with our community over the next several months, both one-on-one and at events like our 2022 CEO Summit in October, as she continues to listen, learn, and work to level-up our organization.
These new leaders, our Board of Directors, and the CCI Team are committed to our shared future and fulfilling our purpose and promise to elevate humanity through business.
Governance Committee Chair
Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Board of Directors