In the position of Chief Learning Officer for Sun Microsystems, Karie leads an organization responsible for employee, customer, partner and Sun community learning. For these distinct constituencies, she is responsible for product and technical training, executive learning, business, management and professional skill development, and sales and service learning around the globe.
Karie began her learning career as an instructional designer at an engineering training consulting firm in the nuclear industry. Since then, she's continued to hone her skills in training, eLearning, leadership development, executive coaching and management. Most recently, Karie held the position of Vice President, Chief Talent Officer for Solectron where she was responsible for worldwide executive development, organization development, global staffing, training & development, performance management, and mergers and acquisitions. In prior roles, she led the people development function at Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems and executive development at H.J. Heinz.
Karie holds a Masters in Instructional & Performance Technology from Boise State University and a Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University. She is a former board member of ASTD and serves on local non-profit boards. Additionally, she is on the advisory board for the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. She lives with her family in Redwood Shores, California.