Karen Hunt, Mayor
With more than 35 years of experience in the commercial banking industry in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, Karen has a strong financial background. Her career has spanned large national banks, regional and small independent banks. She is currently the Market President - Coppell for Frost Bank.
Karen takes advantage of a flexible work schedule to serve the community in which she lives and works. Since moving to Coppell in 1997, Karen has been involved with the community through various volunteer efforts including Exchange Club, Parent-Teacher Organization Boards, Coppell Chamber of Commerce, the City of Coppell Economic Development Board, and the City's Vision 2030 committee. Karen is a graduate of the first Leadership Coppell class, sponsored jointly by the City of Coppell and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce. Her civic experiences include service in a leadership role on boards of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, Coppell Rotary, Coppell Women's Club, Coppell Independent School District Education Foundation, Assistance League of Coppell, Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and Metrocrest Services. She presently serves on the Executive Board of the North Texas Commission as the Second Vice Chair.
Karen held the office of Place 7, Coppell City Council from 2008 to 2012. She served as Mayor Pro Tem from 2009 to 2010. She has served the city as its representative on the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition, the alternate to Irving on the Regional Transportation Council and twice on the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board. She has served as vice president and then president of the Metroplex Mayors. She presently serves as the President Elect on the Board of Directors for Texas Municipal League.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. She and her husband Larry have lived in Coppell since 1997 and have two married sons. Kyle, his wife and daughter live in Arkansas. Bryce and his wife live in the North Texas area.
Coppell has a community spirit that embraces small town values, the importance of family, and neighbors helping neighbors. People are willing to pitch in and it is the volunteers that help make the community a wonderful place to live, work and play.
Bio provided by Karen Hunt.