Karen Creditor is currently the President and CEO of Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) – a not-for-profit member organization of Ontario’s colleges and a provider of centralized technology-supported services in the higher education sector. Her work within the organization is informed by her background in both education and technology, including leadership positions at prestigious firms Cap Gemini Consulting, Peabody Energy, and Research in Motion and over a decade of teaching experience at three respected academic institutions – St. Louis Community College, Washington University in St. Louis, and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Karen is a recognized champion for the innovation and forward-thinking that continues to reinvent higher education. In addition to her work with OCAS and alongside this new appointment, her vision and breadth of experience have led her to positions on a number of boards and committees, including board president / chair of Skills Ontario and member of the board for the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer. A frequently sought-after speaker and panelist, Karen is an advocate for women in industry, trades, and technology, and a vocal supporter of the need to create space for all learners to thrive.