Karen Wright-Chisolm grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, the 7th child of eleven children. Karen attended and graduated from Burke High School in 1973. Karen is a Retired Veteran from the United States Air Force, retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant, the highest enlisted rank only obtained by 1 % of the force. Chief Chisolm is noted as being the first black and first female to serve as Superintendent of the 315th Mission Support Squadron on Charleston Air Force Base.
Her professional education includes a Doctoral of Management Candidate, Ambassador Bible College and Seminary, Doctoral Management Candidate, Organizational Leadership – at the University of Phoenix, a Dual Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Management/Human Resources Development; a B.S. Degree in Human Resources Management, and AA Degree in Personnel Administration.
Karen is a life member of Greater St. Luke AME Church. A Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority, Inc.; Board Member of Ladies Enriching the Community (LETC); Life Member of Tuskegee Airmen; Board Member – Imperial Court Daughters Auxiliary; Past Commandress of Arabian Court #128; Life Member of NAACP; Executive Board of the Charleston Branch N.A.A.C.P.; Regional Coordinator State Branch of NAACP; Legacy Member Jack & Jill of Americas; Past Matron of Eastern Light Chapter No. 360 OES; Past Grand Associate Deputy for State Grand Chapter O.E.S., Past State Grand Loyal Lady Ruler and Past Loyal Lady Ruler, Order of Golden Circle, Executive Board/Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Jenkins Institute for Children; Founder of Boots-2-Heels, Inc. South Carolina Chapter; Founder and CEO of “A Centralized Moment – The Focus Is You, L.L.C. – Zoom Platform and Weekly Podcast, City of Charleston Women and Minority Business Enterprise Advisory Board;
Karen is an advocate and public speaker of Domestic Violence and is an Author who has contributed to two books which have been noted as #1 Best Selling Authors, Camouflaged Sisters Silent No More and Camouflaged Sisters – Leadership through the Eyes of Senior Military Women Leaders. Karen recently published the #1 Best Seller – “You Deserve Life”.
Karen is married to Paul Chisolm, Jr. and they have 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Karen loves God and family. My favourite scripture is Proverbs 3: 5-6; Her motto is: “Never Underestimate the Power of Someone Else’s Struggles Unless You Have Walked in Their Shoes.”