Karen Engel

Karen Engel

Interim Director of Development at Peralta Community College District

San Francisco Bay Area
Management Consulting

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Karen Engel's Overview

  • Interim Director of Development at Peralta Community College District
  • Independent Consultant at Economic Development & Strategy
  • Business Development Manager at City of Oakland
  • Senior Associate at DRI/Standard & Poor’s
  • Economist at Associates for International Resources & Development (AIRD)

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Karen Engel's Summary

Results-oriented leader with over 20 years of experience ⎜A strong track record of leading complex, cross-disciplinary teams in strategy development and implementation ⎜A rare combination of analytical expertise and superior interpersonal skills ⎜ Executive experience leading broad-based organizations to achieve discrete, tangible outcomes ⎜ Successful team management, sales and marketing, business development, fundraising, and financial management experience in both public and private sector settings ⎜International business professional.

Karen Engel's Experience

Interim Director of Development

Peralta Community College District

December 2013Present (10 months) Oakland, CA

Independent Consultant

Economic Development & Strategy

June 2013Present (1 year 4 months)

Government Agency; 1-10 employees; Government Administration industry

August 2010July 2013 (3 years)

Director, Economic Development

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Civic & Social Organization industry

February 2006June 2010 (4 years 5 months)


Economic Competitiveness Group

April 2002February 2006 (3 years 11 months)

Business Development Manager

City of Oakland

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

October 1997March 2001 (3 years 6 months) Oakland, CA

Senior Associate

DRI/Standard & Poor’s

April 1996June 1997 (1 year 3 months) San Francisco


Associates for International Resources & Development (AIRD)

September 1995May 1996 (9 months) Cambridge, MA

Karen Engel's Languages

  • French

Karen Engel's Skills & Expertise

  1. Economic Development
  2. Budgets
  3. Public Policy
  4. Community Development
  5. Non-profits
  6. Community Outreach
  7. Public/private Partnerships
  8. Fundraising
  9. Grants
  10. Redevelopment
  11. Workforce Development
  12. Grant Writing
  13. Program Development
  14. Affordable Housing
  15. Policy Analysis
  16. Government
  17. Strategic Planning
  18. Local Government
  19. Public Speaking
  20. Policy
  21. Media Relations
  22. Nonprofits
  23. Strategic Partnerships
  24. Land Use
  25. Sustainability
  26. Community Engagement
  27. Legislative Relations
  28. Leadership
  29. Strategy
  30. Business Development
  31. Coalitions
  32. International Development
  33. Social Entrepreneurship
  34. Public Administration
  35. Public Finance
  36. Public-private Partnerships

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Karen Engel's Education

Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

PhD, International Economics


Brown University

BA, Economics and History


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