The Shriver Report – Karen Skelton

Special Edition

Karen Skelton

Senior Advisor, The Shriver Report Project-- Special Editions

Karen Skelton is an award-winning political strategist, lawyer, and author whose work demonstrates a passion for solving big policy issues and shaping social and business opportunities. Ms. Skelton works at the intersection of politics, business, communications, law, and policy, having managed some of the most complex and entrepreneurial projects in the nation for Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, CEOs, Foundations, moms and families. After graduating with a Masters from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Law School, Ms. Skelton spent about a decade in Washington DC working in the Clinton/Gore Administration and White House, and another decade managing a national public affairs firm, building it from scratch into a multi-million dollar business. For seven years she was the Co-Executive Producer of Maria Shriver’s The Women’s Conference. Ms. Skelton serves on the Advisory Committee of the Public Policy Institute of California and on the Boards of U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the Anthony M. Kennedy Federal Judicial Learning Center. Ms. Skelton lives in Sacramento with her husband, Jeff, and their two daughters.


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