Karen Seaberg has been Chairman of the Board since December 2014 and a Board member since 2009. She is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. Karen serves on the Heartland chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Kansas City Chapter of Women Corporate Directors. She has been an executive travel agent and minority owner of Travel Center of Atchison for 31 years.
Karen is active in civic affairs at both the local and national level. She was instrumental in the creation of a $4.2 million Riverfront Park in Atchison, Kansas, in 2004 and was the Kansas Governor’s Chair for the national Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration in 2002-2006, bringing one of 15 national events to Atchison, Leavenworth and Kansas City in 2004. She also served on the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation Board, a national not-for-profit based in Great Falls, Montana, from 2003 to 2007 and was its president from 2007 to 2008. Karen has been the Chair of the annual Amelia Earhart Festival since 1997 which brings over 30,000 people to Atchison every year in July.
Karen served on the Atchison Hospital Board from 1990 to 2004, and presently serves as Vice President on the Board of the Cray Medical Research Organization at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. In addition, she is a Board member of the national Lewis & Clark Trust and Chair of the Atchison Amelia Earhart Foundation. In 2015 she was the recipient of the Hall of Fame award from the Atchison Area Chamber of Commerce and the Vision of Excellence award from the Santa Fe Depot Trustees in Atchison.