Karen Simpson is the employer education manager of the Maryland State Retirement Agency. She trains and certifies approximately 700 employer designated retirement coordinators who represent 800,000 members, retirees, and beneficiaries. Karen has dedicated her 25-year career to building effective education programs to assist agencies in developing a strong, productive, and stable workforce to serve Maryland and her citizens. Karen has previously served on several nonprofit organization boards. She holds a master's degree from Towson University and a bachelor's degree from Radford University. She also holds the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance credential from the Association for Talent Development.