Karen Sauder

President / Google, Inc.

As President of Global Client and Agency Solutions at Google, Karen Sauder leads a diverse organization of sales, marketing, product and go to market specialists working with Google’s largest customers. This +50B business is at the center of the evolving digital landscape of rapid consumer change, new privacy expectations and the largest shift of digitization in a generation. She also oversees Google’s expanding presence in the Midwest as site leader for Chicago engaging in community development, policy leadership and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri with continuing executive education at Harvard Business School and Northwestern University. Karen currently lives near Chicago, IL with her husband and two sons. In her spare time she enjoys tennis, golf and fly fishing.


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