Karen launched her career in the travel industry when she spent five years on-board cruise ships serving as Social Director, Shore Excursion Manager and Fitness Director. This led her into her sales career at Lindblad Expeditions, where she became the Director of Sales, Mid-Atlantic States. After three years of rapid growth in regional sales revenue, she focused on the development of affinity and travel agency accounts nationwide.
Previously, Karen directed sales, marketing and operations for Natural Habitat Adventures and was Director of Sales at Grand Expeditions where she directed and oversaw all affinity sales and marketing for the Nature Platform which included International Expeditions and Park East. She has been actively involved in the programming as well as a Moderator for the Educational Travel Conference and the Regional Round-tables for the past sixteen years.
Ms. Kuttner-Dimitry holds dual Masters degrees in Education and Personnel Administration as well as in Counseling Psychology, both from Columbia University. She lives with her husband and three children in New Jersey.