Meet Karen Reagan, Principal
Cell: (512) 653-6065
Karen Kenney Reagan brings a wide breadth of experience to the Texas Star Alliance team. Her expertise in advocacy strategy, message development, legislative and regulatory affairs, public policy and grassroots strategy. Karen has led highly successful lobby initiatives on topics ranging from health care to taxation to data privacy.
Karen’s has played a pivotal role in shaping public policy for numerous Fortune 500 companies, Texas based businesses and influential trade associations. She has served Vice President of the Texas Retailers Association and the Texas Pharmacy Association, and as Executive Director of the Texas Federation of Drug Stores where she led and participated in broad based coalition efforts.
A few of her legislative accomplishments include:
Carving out tax exemptions, and securing favorable tax rates for clients;
Expanded the health professional’s scope of practice which resulted in patient greater access to quality care;
Reducing petition requirements for certain elections to be placed on ballots;
Securing healthcare provider protections in the insurance code, and in Medicaid managed care.
Karen is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the Board of the Texas Association of Business and is Vice President of Patronesses for the Capital of Texas Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. She is also a member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
She has served on the Advisory Board of The University of Texas at Austin’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life and the Governor’s Texas Conference for Women and as Girls Scout Leader.
Karen and her husband, Brad, live in Austin, Texas with their two daughters.