If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. - Warren Buffett
BusinessKaren Floyd has led eight affiliated yet distinct companies, all under The Palladian Group banner she founded in 1997. Recognized as one of the most dynamic CEOs in the Southeast, Floyd is a high-demand speaker and consultant on a variety of corporate and business development issues.
LegalKaren Floyd earned her juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina Law School, where she was elected President of the Student Bar Association, before embarking upon a successful legal career. Floyd's legal expertise is a critical asset for her business interests as well as for many of her clients and for the boards and organizations she serves.
Positions & Associations:
- Juris Doctorate,
University of South Carolina School of Law
USC Student Bar Association
King, Hray, and Kanes
S.C. 7th Judicial Circuit
- Chief Magistrate,
- Vice President of Legal Compliance,
South Carolina and American Bar Associations
American Judiciary Society
- Admitted and Qualified,
US District Court
- Chairman of Legal and Audit Committee,
SC Ports Authority
PoliticalThe first woman to be elected chair of the South Carolina Republican Party, Karen Floyd has long been regarded a political leader in her home state and beyond.
Following her two-year tenure leading the SC GOP during which the party enjoyed unprecedented success in the 2010 mid-term elections, she has been recognized as a rising national Conservative voice. In the past decade alone, she has raised more than $25 million for political candidates and causes about which she is passionate. A sought-after speaker, Floyd is also highly experienced as a national radio and TV interview source.
Floyd is a recipient of The Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor of South Carolina, recognizing people who make contributions of statewide significance. She currently sits on the board of the South Carolina Ports Authority. Floyd is former chair of the Spartanburg County Council and former Chief Magistrate of Spartanburg County, the first woman to hold both positions in the fourth largest county in South Carolina.
Floyd earned a juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was elected President of the Student Bar Association.
Floyd, 53, and her husband, Gordon, have two twin 19 year old sons in college and live in Spartanburg, SC.