Our Trustees

Karen Hargrove

Trustee, NPS Foundation

Ms. Karen Hargrove is a retired executive at the Microsoft Corporation. During her tenure with Microsoft, Ms. Hargrove worked in research and advanced development for the company’s digital office systems. In her leadership role, she guided and helped to implement Microsoft’s vision for integrating personal computers with other office technologies. Ms. Hargrove was instrumental in creating new business worldwide and overseeing the growth of Microsoft product technology. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Hargrove worked on software development for ATL and on advanced hardware design and software development for Digital Equipment Corporation. Her broad oversight and experience include government security and encryption, Intel chip design, 3D graphics, digital books, font technology, and natural language. Ms. Hargrove is a graduate of the University of Kansas.

Ms. Hargrove currently volunteers her time as a Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the NPS Foundation and chair of the funding committee.  She has an interest in Green technology, and continues to maintain an active involvement with high technology. She resides in Carmel Valley, California with her husband Rick.