Karen B. Paul, Ph.D.

Dr. Karen B. Paul is the HR External Relations Leader for 3M. In this role, she is responsible for strengthening 3M’s reputation as the top company for leadership and talent development and for finding external next best practices. Karen also has oversight to a key leadership program in the Global Academy of Innovative Development with several of 3M’s peer companies.  Karen has been with 3M for 20 years and held both HR generalist and specialist assignments.  Her research has been published in both major academic and professional journals. Karen’s book chapter is in Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent detailing the close collaboration within 3M that has resulted in numerous awards including being on in the top 10 for Top Companies for Leaders sponsored by the Hay Group, Best Companies for Leaders led by Hewitt and Associates and on the Best Companies for Leaders conducted by the Chally Group for CEO Magazine. Karen received her PhD in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology from Bowling Green State University.  She is a Fellow in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a charter member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS).  She is on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Corporate Productivity (i4cp) and sits on the Board of Directors for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation and is its current Finance Chair.

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