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Karyn M. Wilson
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Karyn M. Wilson currently owns and leads KW Consulting, a non-profit management, public affairs and development consultancy with a distinguished client base including the Boston Museum Project, City Year, Boston 2004 – the Democratic Convention, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, The Children’s Museum, Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service, the University of Massachusetts Foundation, EdVestors, United Nations Association of Greater Boston, and others. Ms. Wilson’s experience spans more than twenty years of working in Greater Boston at both corporations and non-profit institutions in philanthropic and marketing roles.

Prior to founding her business, Ms. Wilson served as the Vice President of Marketing for Zefer, an Internet consulting firm. In this role, she was responsible for the creation of the corporate brand and all marketing activities including advertising, public relations, analyst relations, and public affairs for one of the fastest-growing Internet services companies of its time.

Previously, Ms. Wilson was the President and founding Executive Director of the Boston Public Library Foundation. In this capacity, she was involved in all aspects of the creation of the organization and was responsible for its growth and subsequent development. Today, the Boston Public Library Foundation is a premiere philanthropy having raised more than $90 million and attracted the highest level of Boston’s corporate and community leadership to serve on its Board of Directors.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Wilson was the Director of Corporate Contributions for BankBoston managing a $7 million annual philanthropic program. She joined BankBoston from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation where she served as its principle fundraiser, and later as its Executive Director.

Ms. Wilson received the Emerging Executive Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in 2001. She lives with her husband, Miles Byrne, and their two children, in Charlestown.