Karen Groppe

Senior Director, Strategic Communications


Karen D. Groppe is Senior Director, Strategic Communications for HIMSS, a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information and technology. 

Groppe joined HIMSS in 2014 as a consultant and became a full-time employee in 2017. In her current role as director of corporate communications, Groppe works closely with the government relations community while leading messaging development and furthering HIMSS’s social media presence. She also leads media outreach and public relations efforts with subject matter experts within HIMSS.

Before joining HIMSS, Groppe was the Chief Solutions Officer for Kadie Solutions, where she directed the communications efforts for a variety of organizations. Groppe’s most successful endeavors at Kadie Solutions included regular media coverage for her clients in national and trade publications, increased social media presence and higher customer engagement levels.

Groppe earned a B.A. in Public Relations from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. She currently resides in Bethesda, MD.