Featuring Karen Butz Webb
Legal Counsel, Investor Relations and Human Resources with Morgan Legacy Partners
How long have you been involved with MLP?
Approximately 2 1/2 years
What do you do for MLP?
My work with MLP has been diverse and never boring. I am involved with: developing contracts, investment documentation of the various MLP investments, registration of investments on the State and Federal level, employment law issues and the establishment of our new investor relations department. Joining MLP as it is evolving is an exciting endeavor for me.
How and why did you become involved with MLP?
I began as a board member for the Morgan Franklin Fellowship Foundation. Financial literacy is a critical need for everyone and is sorely lacking in our society. Helping fill this void was an attractive venture for me. From there I began providing legal advice for MLP as well. I am excited to now be on board with MLP full-time and able to play a part in reinforcing Peter Morgan’s legacy.
Tell me about your work history and how you got to where you are now.
I have a been a real estate and corporate attorney for over 30 years on the Seacoast in New Hampshire. For over 10 years, I also organized and led Project Safety Association, a non-profit association implementing substance abuse prevention education programs within the Portsmouth School District. This involved negotiating a sometimes difficult skill set that included: forming a 501(c)(3), fundraising at every level, negotiation with school board and school administrators, creating the program, organizing staff and implementing the program for 7th and 9th graders. It was a very fulfilling endeavor.
If I had to pick the one professional venture of which I am most proud, building Project Safety would be at the top of my list. It is without a doubt my proudest professional accomplishment.
What interests you the most about your current role with MLP?
I am excited to be on the ground floor of a company that has such an important mission – encouraging and supporting financial independence and community responsibility. These are lofty goals that I am thrilled to be connected to.
When you are not working, what can we find you doing?
Raising three beautiful, intelligent, kind, and grounded children. Running. Biking. Writing.
Tell us a fun, random fact about yourself!
I write a blog called, “Essays from My Kitchen Table.” Writing has always been a passion of mine and a creative expression of who I have been, who I am today, and who I hope to be as time marches on.