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Karen Drebo

Chief Human Resources Officer

As a human resources leader, Karen strives to be the example for every Richter employee, by practicing the company’s core values of Integrity in Action, Passion for Innovation, and Unity in Purpose. She is appreciated for her ability to not only listen and take interest when conflicts arise, but to follow through and actively initiate organizational change.

Through Karen’s 25+ years of HR experience, she has learned to quickly recognize procedural gaps and develop solutions which have not only helped streamline the recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes, but have created more intentional first impressions with talent. Partnering with all levels of the organization, she cultivates a work environment that promotes employee engagement, prioritizes professional growth, and inspires collaboration.

Areas of Expertise

  • Employee relations
  • Organizational development
  • Compensation & benefits
  • Diversity, equality & inclusion
  • Talent acquisition & retention
  • Conflict management
  • Cost containment & reduction


  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration and Management, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

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