Karen Marsh

Vice President of Quality and Process Engineering

Karen Marsh is a Vice President of Quality and Process Engineering for Ecolab’s North America Institutional Division joining Ecolab in 2020. She earned her B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. She led the Public Works division as an Officer in the U. S. Navy. Prior to Ecolab, Karen led Quality and Operations Excellence throughout her 22-year career with Georgia Pacific.

A proud mother of two, Karen used her influence to improve the communities in which her family lived. Recognizing the needs of children in Perry, Fl, she joined the board for the local Boys and Girls Club. During her tenure, she initiated expansion of services to two clubs by repurposing a historically black high school with renovations to offer access for disadvantaged youth of the community. Her passion for the children of the community was evident with leadership of annual auction events, fund raisers, corporate sponsorships, and the startup of an AAU Basketball League. Today she serves as the Lead of the EcoEssence ERG of Ecolab and sits on the School Improvement Team of an underperforming elementary school in her community to offer options for the underrepresented.

Karen is dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as Enterprise Co-Lead of the EcoEssence ERG, and member of the Black Leadership Forum and E3 with Ecolab. She has extensive experience establishing a vision and collaborating with diverse groups to get results. Her superpowers are coaching and professional development. She shares her perspectives on servant leadership to stimulate growth of those with whom she connects. Karen encourages mentees to embrace who they are, find their voice and create value while cultivating appreciation for diversity. Her mentees fuel her desire to help others, the common thread of every initiative she tackles.

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