Korn Ferry
Karin Lucas

Karin Lucas

President, North America, Korn Ferry Hay Group


An expert in succession management, leadership development, and talent supply chain management, Ms. Lucas has worked in and consulted with clients in the financial services, life sciences, and professional services sectors. Ms. Lucas has more than twenty years of general management and leadership consulting experience. She has been at the helm of leading significant business transformations including launching new lines of business, engineering turnarounds, integrating acquisitions, improving employee engagement, and accelerating overall business performance.

Key to her success is the ability to discern the dimensions of executives needed to form and activate strategy, get the right senior executives in the right roles, develop a strong talent bench for the future, and enact a culture that releases energy.

Ms. Lucas joined PDI Ninth House in 2007. Prior to that , Ms. Lucas was at Allina Hospitals and Clinics as the director of patient care services with responsibility for the operations of eight patient care units and the emergency departments at Mercy and Unity Hospitals.

Prior to Allina, Ms. Lucas was the vice president and general manager of personal trust services at American Express Financial Services and the director of national office operations for American Express Tax and Business Services, one of the largest tax and accounting firms in the United States. Ms. Lucas also operated her own consulting business for eight years concentrating on strategy and leadership development.

Ms. Lucas received her master of business administration from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management . She obtained her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wittenberg University.