Carol Turpen – Member in the Spotlight

Carol Turpen has over 20 years helping people take action and change. She is a strategic leader of people, process, communications and culture, always looking to create something new and build something better. Currently, her eclectic background in marketing, communications, HR and change, is being applied as chief of staff at Keysight Technologies, supporting the chief marketing officer (CMO) with strategic planning, reporting, executive internal and external communications, and special projects.

Carol received her bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Los Angeles, and her master’s degree in African Area Studies / Sociolinguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a Prosci change practitioner and certified as a human capital strategist and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

For the past 20-plus years, Carol has volunteered in her local communities with leadership roles guiding nonprofit organizations she believes in, including Head Start Orange County, CA and Orange County Human Relations Council. She was a founding member of the Sustainability Council of Orange County, CA. Carol also served as a Commissioner on Human Relations for the counties of Orange and Santa Clara, CA and was Commission Chair in the OC and led the Justice Review Committee in Santa Clara. She served Chapman University on the Parents Ambassador Council Executive Board and the American Celebration Opening Night Planning Committee.

She is currently a board director for Lifewell, an integrated healthcare agency providing services to low-income adults with behavioral and physical illness and substance use disorders in Phoenix.

Carol has been a member of IABC for over 20 years, attending local chapter events, serving on committees and engaging as a panelist. She is a newer transplant to Phoenix and is looking forward to meeting IABC Phoenix chapter members.

Three questions for Carol

Have you ever been told you look like someone famous, who was it? Yes, I have. And I’m not unhappy about it. Since my 20s, I’ve been told I look like Susan Sarandon. 😊

If you could learn one new personal skill, what would it be? I’ve tried making pottery once but would love to get into that more along with doing watercolor painting.

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would it be? Malta is on my bucket list! I’ve heard great things about this island country which was at the crossroads of many cultures, languages and trading nations. I’d love to live there for a year and soak up all its history, food and fun.