Karen Gerwitz

CEO and President, World Trade Center Denver

Karen Gerwitz joined the World Trade Center Denver in August 2010. She brings 25 years’ experience in international business and communications to the organization. Ms. Gerwitz recently served as Director of Communications for the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies and Director of Board Relations for the State Board of Education. She was also Manager of Communications for Raytheon in Aurora. Her international experience includes Chief of Protocol for the Colorado International Trade Office, where she planned the official visits of the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the G8 Summit, the Western Hemisphere Ministerial Summit, and hundreds of other delegations. Other international experience includes: Information Office for a science institute in Vienna, Austria; Operations Manager for a sawmill in Ghana, West Africa; Business Development Director for AttacheInternational Marketing; and International Marketing Specialist for UNISYS. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business and her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Colorado. She lives in North City Park with her husband, Elie, and serves on several community boards.