Karen Worcester, Executive Director

Immediately upon the creation of Wreaths Across America™ in 2007, Karen Dow Worcester was chosen for the position of executive director by the newly formed Board of Directors. With over 40 years’ experience in the administrative stewardship of the various Worcester family enterprises, Karen is well known as a passionate champion and spokesperson.

Over the last nine years, Karen has publicly spoken in front of crowds as large as 50,000 and as small as a classroom of children. Whether she is speaking with a room full of CEOs, or a local retirement community, Karen is adept at speaking to her audiences in a tone and perspective they can relate with.

As a co-founder of Wreaths Across America, Karen tenaciously works on ways the organization can best Remember the fallen; Honor those who serve; and Teach our children that our freedoms are purchased at a great cost.

Equally passionate about her family, Karen is mother to six children and grandmother to eight grandchildren.