Karen L. Shepard
Mrs. Shepard served as Executive Director of SWAE since September of 2008. In June 2020, Karen partially retired from SWAE and now serves as administrative staff in addition to working for her church.
Before joining the Southwest Alliance for Excellence, Mrs. Shepard was the Executive Director of a School Tuition Organization and the Deputy Director of a long-term healthcare trade association, both in Arizona.
Performance Excellence Program Manager
The Performance Excellence Program is currently being managed by the SWAE Board of Overseers.