Karen Russell is President of Keystone North, Inc. located in Mansfield, PA. Keystone North, Inc. is a manufacturing company specializing in the contract manufacturing of turnkey metal products, metal stamping, CNC machining, machine shop services, CNC plasma cutting, steel sales, and welding and fabrication services.
Ms. Russell has been in the manufacturing sector for more than 33 years. Since moving into corporate leadership in 1991, her business focus has been on establishing long-term sustainability through the diversification of her customer base as well as the metal-working services her company provides.
She earned the 2007 Woman Entrepreneur Award sponsored by the University of Scranton Small Business Development Center and the 2013 Governor's Impact Award for Small Business Impact. Keystone North, Inc. is a PA Certified Woman Business Enterprise.
Karen earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield State College in 1979 and her Master of Science in Business Management from Elmira College in 2010.
Ms. Russell, a life-long resident of Tioga County, is involved in regional, county, and local economic development
Karen's interest in life-long learning is supported by her family; husband, David, Mansfield Class of '63 and their blended family of six children; Adrienne (MU '93), Kate (MU '03), David, Zachary, Joshua (MU '09), and Patrick. With the support of her family, she continues the pursuit of her personal goals; to discover, grow, and provide positive impact on others.