Karen Katen

Ms. Katen is Chair of ARMGO’s Board of Directors. She is also a director on the boards of the General Motors Corporation and the Harris Corporation. Ms. Katen also serves on the Catalyst Board, the RAND Corporation's Health Board of Advisors, and the Economic Club of New York Board of Trustees. She is former chairman of the Pfizer Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm devoted to supporting health care access, education, and community outreach initiatives around the world.

Ms Katen recently retired as Vice Chairman, Pfizer Inc. and as President of Pfizer Human Health. Ms Katen joined Pfizer in 1974 after receiving her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago, an institution she now serves as a University Trustee and a council member of its Graduate School of Business.

She has served on several health care related boards, including as Treasurer for PhRMA, an industry association representing America's research-based pharmaceutical companies; and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. She was also a member of the Healthcare Leadership Council. Ms Katen was active on a variety of international policy bodies, including as Chairman, US-Japan Business Council.

Her work and accomplishments have received wide recognition. In 2005, Ms Katen was named among the top 10 in Fortune magazine's ranking of "50 Most Powerful Women in Business," a list that has included her for eight consecutive years. For her commitment to community and improving public health, she has received 11 distinct "Woman of the Year" or similar awards from civic groups, national associations, and universities.