Karen is the Founder, President and CEO of International Express Trucking, Inc. (IXT). Her business career began with Nelson-Weather-Rite (N-W-R), a fortune 500 firm, initially working as a purchasing administrative assistant, handling international shipping imports. From there she continued to expand her knowledge and expertise, moving into roles with increasing responsibility as Import Manager, Lead Buyer and as an International Logistics Consultant.
In 1993, Karen established International Express Trucking, Inc., becoming the only US Customs Courier service in the KC area. In 2001, Karen expanded the business to include international drayage. Today, IXT is the largest woman-owned intermodal drayage business within the six-state Midwest region and has since continued to grow even more. In 2013, IXT, LLC (brokerage) was formed and in 2015 IXT Leasing, LLC. In 2020, IXT acquired the intermodal division of local drayage provider, Double VV, expanding their footprint in KC and now operating a container depot. Karen is always looking for ways to provide opportunity to the team she has built, and hopefully soon, will expand to other markets.