Keynote Karen Blake

Karen Blake, PID, DTM

Past International Director, Distinguished Toastmaster

Karen Blake is a retired managing director from Deloitte. Her career as a Certified Public Accountant spanned 24 years. She worked in Deloitte’s Houston office for 15 years, where she was a managing director for 11 years until she retired in 2017. At Deloitte, she was known for her technical expertise, oversight of her tax practice’s operations, and mentoring of its professional staff. She holds a Masters in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with honors.

Karen has been a Toastmaster for 18 years. She is currently a member of two clubs. Over the years, she has served in every club officer role. She also served as an Area Governor, Division Governor, District Lieutenant Governor Marketing, and District Governor. She served on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors from 2013 to 2015. She has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster education award four times.

Karen lives in Spring with her husband. Their daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren live nearby in the Woodlands.