Karen Diver is the Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. She also serves as Vice President of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe (MCT), and as Chair of the MCT Finance Corporation. Previously, she served for three years as the Director of Special Projects for the Fond du Lac Band and for eleven years as the Executive Director of the YWCA of Duluth. She was a founder of the American Indian Supportive Housing Initiative, and she represents area tribes on the Indian Health Service Tribal Self-Governance Committee. Diver holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She was a 2002 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow.