Karen Kleinhenz


Karen Kleinhenz is Principal & CEO of Kleinhenz & Associates, Ltd. The firm provides investment advisory and economic consulting services to individual investors, businesses, trusts, family foundations and non-profit organizations.  Ms. Kleinhenz has over 35 years experience as a financial services executive across a broad range of business and client segments.  A former Executive Vice President at KeyCorp, she has extensive experience serving the needs of consumers, high net worth individuals, business owners, corporations, institutional and public sector clients.

Karen is a graduate of John Carroll University.  She earned her MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College and is a graduate of the AMP Program at the Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University.  She is a 1992 graduate of the PMD program at Harvard Business School.

Ms. Kleinhenz has been active in the community, serving on a number of non-profit boards.  She is a trustee of the Sisters of Charity Foundation and a life trustee of College Now.  Karen is a founding member and former Chair of In Counsel With Women and a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 1997.  She was named a member of the former Ohio Venture Capital Authority at the time of its formation.  Karen is a former trustee of University Circle, Inc., Providence House, the Golden Age Centers of Cleveland, the former Cleveland Botanical Garden and Walsh Jesuit High School.

Her honors include being named a John Carroll University Distinguished Alumni and one of the top 50 graduates of its School of Business, a Nazareth Academy Distinguished Alumna, a YWCA Career Woman of Professional Excellence and one of the most influential women in business by Inside Business Magazine.  She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform and Oversight Committee and the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Finance and Urban Affairs.

Ms. Kleinhenz lives in Cleveland Heights, OH with her husband Jack.  They are the parents of five adult children.