Ms. Karen Bell leads and manages all KGS business development, account management, marketing, capture and proposal activities. In addition, she provides leadership to all KGS Program Directors and Managers with respect to client accounts management and to KGS's internal Corporate Capability Services team.
Ms. Bell began her tenure with KGS and its predecessor, Pinkerton Computer Consultants Incorporated's (PCCI) Government Solutions Division, in 1993 as a Systems Analyst supporting long time client the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Her leadership and expertise at our FDIC client garnered recognition and a promotion to a Program Manager for a major FDIC system migration contract, and eventually to KGS's Vice President/Group Manager for Federal Regulatory Agency contracts. In this role, she provided leadership, strategic direction, business development, resource management, contract and program management services, and corporate administration for PCCI regarding several other federal IT agencies including the Federal Reserve Board (FRB), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office Personnel Management (OPM), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the U.S. Census Bureau. Ms. Bell's responsibility and accountability encompassed developing and achieving financial goals while managing operating budgets, profit and loss strategies, operational execution, contract management, staff acquisition, training and deployment within the business unit.
In prior positions, Ms. Bell established extensive project management, systems analysis, systems development and programming experience providing IT support for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of the National Capital Area and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation's AMTRAK.
Ms. Bell brings over 23 years of technical, program and project management, and executive management experience with demonstrated ability to facilitate business growth and a reputation for delivering successful quality products and services. Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland.