Ms. Whitney joined NCU in July 2013 as Vice President of Finance. In November she gained responsibility for Business Intelligence (Data Operations) and in February 2014 her role expanded to include Accounting. Prior to NCU, Karen served as the Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis for the University of Phoenix, and Vice President for Apollo Group since 2007. Ms. Whitney also served in leadership roles across the real estate and hospitality industries as Vice President of Institutional and Global Services Finance at C.B. Richard Ellis/Trammel Crow and Financial Accounting Manager at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor.
Ms. Whitney earned her Master’s in Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. She also graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration at Trinity University.