Karen Fields is a leader in Booz Allen’s aerospace business, delivering transformational solutions for NASA. As our NASA account lead, she manages overall business performance and growth including strategy and account planning, marketing and proposal development, contract performance, and senior staff development across Booz Allen offices aligned to major NASA centers.
In a 35-year career contracting with NASA clients, she has helped them with their most difficult challenges and currently supports the space agency in the Artemis missions to return to the Moon and onto Mars.
Earlier, Karen was Booz Allen’s deputy program manager for the Constellation Technical Support Contract where she led a 200-person team integrating major projects into the mission. In addition, as program manager for an enterprise-wide contract with NASA, she provided independent programmatic and institutional assessment capability and implementation for the agency.
Karen supported NASA’s building of the International Space Station (ISS). She was part of the Vehicle Integrated Performance and Resources (VIPeR) team that developed and planned the ISS assembly sequence, visiting vehicle traffic, and resource management. On the VIPeR team for 12 years, she eventually leading a 30-person team of highly skilled engineers.
Earlier in her career, Karen helped plan the Spacelab Life Sciences missions and managed stowage studies for the NASA Shuttle – Mir Space Station Program, which allowed the U.S. to learn from Russian long-duration spaceflight experience.
Karen volunteers for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to help ensure the safety of the nation’s children. She provides corporate identity and branding strategies to help build NCMEC mission awareness among consumers, donors, and other stakeholders.
Karen holds a B.A. from the University of Houston.