Karen Wheeler is the chief human resources officer of SAIC.
As CHRO, Wheeler is responsible for leading the development and implementation of key employeerelated initiatives, including organizational development, talent management, recruiting, retention, and employee engagement.
Prior to assuming this role in 2017, she served as SAIC’s chief procurement officer since 2013, where she was responsible for the acquisition of more than $1.5 billion in services and materials for the company and its customers. She also led a team of more than 185 procurement professionals.
Wheeler joined SAIC in 1996 as a contract representative. During her tenure with SAIC, Wheeler has served in many key contracts and procurement director positions supporting numerous business areas.
Wheeler began her career working for CEXEC Inc., based in Reston, Virginia, as a contract support staff member in the Management Consulting Division. After, she worked for American Management Systems Inc. based in Fairfax, Virginia, as a contract administrator.
Wheeler is a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM).
Wheeler earned her Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of America and her bachelor's degree in political science from Radford University. She was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2001, and she also has a Corporate Counsel Designation from the Virginia Bar.
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