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Executive Director Karen Hunt
Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt has been a sailing enthusiast all of her life. She grew up sailing on the Detroit River and into Lake St. Clair. She has carried that love with her wherever she has lived; sailing on Lake Michigan within weeks of moving to Milwaukee, joining an all female e-scow crew in central Wisconsin when her work transferred her to the Wausau area and for the past 15 years she has enjoyed sailing on Euphoria, her Catalina 30 which she races on Wednesday nights with her son and sometimes guest crew daughters, all experienced and accomplished sailors.

Karen is inspired by the sailing center's mission to provide an entry point to Lake Michigan and the sport of sailing to anyone in Milwaukee seeking access regardless of age, physical ability or financial means. Her background as a lead volunteer for many local nonprofits as well as her years working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit industry has fueled her desire to provide more equitable access to the experiences that help all people in our community reach their full potential. She brings a wealth of business acumen and financial planning expertise to the position as an MBA with a strategic systems emphasis and former financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.

Karen is excited to be a part of the crew at MCSC working with the board, members, donors and community partners to bring the vision of the sailing center to life.

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