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Karen Hamilton is the Environmental Purchasing Program Manager for King County Procurement and Payables in Seattle, Washington. Under her leadership, King County agencies are institutionalizing the purchase of many environmentally preferable products and realizing fiscal, environmental and social benefits in the process. Her program has won numerous awards and has been presented as a model for other jurisdictions in various publications and at national and international conferences. King County is a founding member of both the Responsible Purchasing Network and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council and Ms. Hamilton serves on their advisory boards. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Management and Policy from Western Washington University.