Who's Who of Top Executives

Karen R. Downing

Title: Owner
Company: Created 4 Change LLC
Location: Parksley, Virginia, United States

Karen R. Downing, the owner at Created 4 Change LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of ministry and leadership development.

Leveraging a deep well of experience in human resources and strategic planning, Ms. Downing has earned distinction as the owner of Created 4 Change LLC, a company specializing in professional development that serves as a consultant regarding process improvement, ministry and leadership development, and church administration. Utilizing her experience as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and as a certified executive leader and life coach, she offers her services on behalf of the general public – particularly businesses and church organizations. Prior to her work in this capacity, Ms. Downing served as a civilian within the United States Navy for over three decades, during which time she worked as a program inspector at various naval bases from 1990 until 2015. 

A volunteer within her local community, Ms. Downing has notably worked with the Mary N. Smith Cultural Enrichment Center, the Eastern Shore Health Communities, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation, and the Eastern Shore Community College Foundation in recent years. Additionally, she has been a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. In accounting for her overall success, she largely credits her deep and abiding Christian faith, as well as the tutelage of her personal mentors. Among her most cherished accomplishments, Ms. Downing is proud to have co-authored an anthology, which allowed her to collaborate with other writers, including first-time and bestselling authors. 

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