Karen Oliver '74, is a Cal State East Bay 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Mon Oct 21, 2019
With 40-plus years of experience in the highly competitive beauty industry, where she held executive positions at prestigious brands including Christian Dior, Lancôme, Helena Rubinstein (L’Oréal) and Shiseido, and a stint as associate producer of the 1992 cult-favorite film Glengarry Glen Ross, Karen Oliver (BA '74, Art) is the founder and CEO of Karen Oliver and Associates, a trusted boutique public relations agency in New York City. Since opening in 2004, KO&A is especially well known for putting premier European beauty brands little known in the US, such as Eau Thermale Avène and Klorane, front and center with the American media.