2017 CKW LUXE STAR AWARDS
North Star Award
Karen McKemie: A Business Woman Who Is a Guiding Light to Others
CKW Luxe is proud to announce that Karen McKemie is our honoree for the North Star Award. This award goes to a philanthropic woman who has been a sincere leader, mentor, and teacher to others and made a significant impact by her wisdom and guidance.
“Both relationships and results are essential to your personal and professional success. One without the other is a life improperly balanced.”—Karen McKemie
Karen McKemie has had multiple senior operational roles with Sonic Automotive Group in Houston since October of 2008. As the division vice president, Karen oversaw all of Sonic’s franchise dealership operations in the United States, including oversight of five regional vice presidents and over 100 dealerships. As regional vice president, Karen has oversight over all of Sonic’s operations in Texas. Her many responsibilities include financial and operational oversight for 21 dealerships in Texas and involvement in all other aspects of operations, including acquisitions and divestitures, evaluation of new facilities, manufacturer relationships, and inventory acquisition. She is also responsible for management, recruitment and selection of general managers, annual budget preparation, marketing and pricing, and standard processes and procedures.