Kara Murphy

Employer: Head of Sales Operations at Shipwell, a startup providing automation, visibility, and connectivity to supply chains. Past: AdGooroo/Kantar, KGM Consulting , LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO, eLoyalty/Technology Solutions Company

District 200 Students: Two sons who attended Hawthorne Elementary, currently attending Franklin, and will attend Wheaton North next year.

Community & Service Experience:

  • Member of District 200 Enrollment Committee
  • Peoples Resource Center: Computer Instructor and Food Pantry Volunteer
  • Advisory Board Member for Simmons Knife and Saw, a family owned manufacturing company in Glendale Heights
  • Hawthorne PTA: Former President, Vice President, District PTA Rep, Member of District PTA scholarship committee 2014-2018
  • UNICEF: Kantar Leadership Challenge member in Peru 2018

Kara graduated with a BS in both Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences from Miami University in Oxford Ohio. She’s married to Colin Murphy, a local business owner and youth coach in every sport that their sons have played; with both parents chauffeuring or attending sporting events most days of the week.  Kara has spent her career improving people, process, and technology efficiencies across various companies and industries.