Karen D. O'Donoghue
Term Expires: September 30, 2022
Ms. Karen D. O’Donoghue is a partner in Taktix Solutions LLC, an independent advisory firm formed in 2002 to evaluate, structure and implement real estate development projects from concept through completion. Financial advisory and facility development assignments have included public and private educational, commercial, residential, retail, and office projects.
She has more than thirty years experience in finance, marketing and real estate development, having served as the Executive Vice President of a global telecommunications networking company, and as Executive Vice President of Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the lead agency for attracting private investment and analyzing the economic benefits of commercial, industrial and public infrastructure improvements to the City of Detroit. Her leadership resulted in billions of dollars of public and private investment, including the $600 million Major League Baseball and National Football Stadia complex, $900 million Compuware Headquarters/Campus Martius Development, and numerous residential, office and manufacturing facilities.
Ms. O’Donoghue is a member of CREW Network and Women in Public Finance, and has served on several boards and committees, including Hutzel Hospital, Greater Detroit Area Health Council, Michigan Bankers Association, National Bankers Association Trust Committee, YMCA Board and Finance Committee, U of D High School Finance Committee, Greater Detroit Chamber Technology Innovation Committee and Michigan Economic Development Corporation Advisory Board. She has a BS degree in Business Administration and Finance from Wayne State University and is a registered Municipal Advisor.
Ms. O’Donoghue was appointed by the Supreme Court to a three-year term on the Attorney Discipline Board ending September 30, 2019 and to a second three-year term ending September 30, 2022.