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Karen Seamen

ICOM Strategic Planning Director


President and COO, Cramer-Krasselt - Chicago, Illinois, USA

My role for ICOM: In today’s environment, belonging to a strong global network is mandatory in order to effectively meet a brand's needs and grow the business.  As the ICOM Board member responsible for the Strategic Planning Committee, it’s gratifying to work with a smart, motivated group of ICOM members to develop the tools and processes we need for our members.

Professional accomplishment... Working on the team that’s made C-K the second largest independent agency in the US.

Music in my headphones... Good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.

A saying that inspires or guides me... My father used to always ask… "what did you do today that made you proud?"  I’ve always tried to answer that at the end of every day hoping that he’d be proud of my answer.

What I’d like my clients to say about me... She’s helped to make us better.

What I’d like my team to say about me... She’s made us better.

To make a name for yourself, you have to... Not worry about your detractors.