Karen Coyne currently serves as the chief operating officer of the Bedrosian Trust, where she is responsible for the Trust’s day-to-day operations, as well as the operations of companies under control of the Trust.
In addition to her duties with the Bedrosian Trust, Karen serves as chief financial officer for the Karisma Foundation.
Currently, Karen serves as president of The Founding Associates of The John Douglas French Alzheimer’s Foundation. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the Bedrosian Center of Governance and the Public Enterprise at USC’s Price School of Public Policy and has been a member of the Dean’s Cabinet for the Division of Science at UCSB since 2009.
In September 2013, she began a three-year term as a Trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation. In June 2013, she finished a three-year term on the board of the Blue Ribbon, a group that was founded in 1968 by Dorothy Chandler to support the Music Center of Los Angeles and has now begun a second three-year term in July 2014. She served on the Board of Trustees of The Mirman School, a school for highly gifted children from 2012 to 2014.
Karen has specialized in organizing large fundraising events that have benefited organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, The Music Center of Los Angeles, and the Circle of Care Foundation. Through these efforts, she has helped to contribute to the success of events that have cumulatively raised millions of dollars for these organizations.
After graduating cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Biological Sciences and Linguistics, Karen received a J.D. from University of Southern California. She was admitted to the State Bar in December 1995 and has been a member continuously since then.
In addition to work, family, and community service, Karen finds time to pursue her passion of riding horses and is an accomplished equestrian competing in horseshows throughout Southern California in the jumper divisions.
Karen currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Ted, and their two sons.