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Karen Flores Joins the NSHMBA National Board of Directors

Monday, September 14, 2015   (0 Comments)



IRVING, Texas, Sept. 10, 2015 – NSHMBA is excited to announce Karen Flores, a leading Director in the Consumer Solutions Group at a United Health Group Company called Optum and a NSHMBA member for over 10 years, has been elected to the NSHMBA National Board of Directors. 


Flores provides strategic direction, financial management and operational execution for a group of over four million individuals that are part of the Managed Infertility Program at Optum. She is also the President of the Minneapolis – St. Paul Chapter of NSHMBA and has helped it grow to be over 800 members strong. She has served on the Minneapolis-St. Paul Board as the Corporate Relations Chair, Executive Vice President (EVP) and treasurer, and has developed a successful fundraising model adopted by the chapter.


"Becoming a member of the NSHMBA National Board is not an easy feat,” said Stuart Jara, NSHMBA’s Board Chair. “Flores passed a rigorous screening process and several interviews and elections to be considered for a seat on the board.”


Prior to her current position, Flores worked with Fortune 500 companies recruiting accounting and finance talent and as a District Manager at an international retailer. She holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management and an undergraduate degree in communications from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  


“Karen Flores is an energetic and driven leader committed to excellence in her career as well as in her work with NSHMBA,” said Thomas Savino, Interim CEO of NSHMBA. “She is a born leader and I am confident she will be a great asset to the NSHMBA organization.”


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About the National Society of Hispanic MBAs
NSHMBA formed in 1988, as a non-profit organization aiming to empower Hispanics to achieve their fullest educational, social, and earning potential. NSHMBA serves the Hispanic community and its constituents through a national network of 40 chapters and hundreds of community partners across the United States and Puerto Rico covering 100 percent of the Hispanic community. NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education and providing its members with world-class professional development and career management programs. For more information onNSHMBA, visit