Karen Andrews, SPHR

Karen F. Andrews, SPHR - Ms. Andrews is an award-winning executive with expertise in human resources.  She is managing director of The Andrews Group which specializes in executive coaching and training, human resource strategy, strategic planning, employee rewards/benefits strategies and solutions, change management and organizational design strategy, and executive team building and facilitation.  Additionally, she is an instructor in professional human resource management at Eastern Michigan University.

Career Summary

Karen is an award-winning executive with expertise in human resources.  Recognized as the “Human Resources Executive of the Year” by the American Society of Employers, she has extensive experience in executive coaching and training, human resource strategy, strategic planning, employee rewards/benefits strategies and solutions, change management and organizational design strategy, and executive team building and facilitation.  Karen has held related positions at McKinley, Inc., Henry Ford Health Systems and Henry Ford Mercy Health Network.  Karen is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, where she serves as an adjunct faculty member teaching professional human resource certification courses.  She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and she serves/has served on several Boards, including United Bank & Trust, Eastern Michigan University College of Business Dean’s Executive Advisory Board, Dawn Farm, Honey Creek Community School Board, Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, North Star Reach, and the Washtenaw Community College Foundation.

Client, Organization, and Industry Experience

Karen’s experiences include Chief Human Resources Officer roles as well as Executive Coach and Project Manager for major organizational initiatives.  Karen has deep expertise and experience in real estate, property management, risk management, health care, financial services, banking, manufacturing, engineering, aviation fuel and non-profit industries.  She has created award-winning human resource teams from the ground up, delivered reengineered HR services, and set service standards for HR service that have internal customers raving.  Karen has also led consulting engagements to strengthen and enhance executive team performance, optimize executive team composition, and enhancing key cultural attributes across the organization/employee platform.

Leadership Experience

Karen has held senior leadership positions in privately held and non-profit organizations in a variety of industries, including health care, real estate, financial services, and banking.  With proven success as a strategic business partner to executive leadership and stakeholder groups, Karen’s experiences give her a value-add perspective involving people-centric business strategies.

Education, Certifications, Memberships

  • Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development, Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Michigan
  • HRCI Certification – SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)