Margo promoted at Olin Business School

Karen Margo has been promoted to executive director of development for the Olin Business School.

Since joining the alumni and development staff 24 years ago, Margo has succeeded in tripling the annual fund and increasing the alumni annual fund nearly fivefold.


Margo worked closely with Olin leadership and volunteers to lead the business school’s participation in the Campaign for Washington University. Contributions to Olin Business School totaled in excess of $142 million, far exceeding an initial goal of $105 million.

Mahendra Gupta, Ph.D., dean and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management, congratulated Margo for her years of service to Olin. “I am very grateful for her leadership, commitment and hard work in engaging our alumni and helping us realize our ambitious goals to grow and strengthen the school,” Gupta said.

Margo first came to WUSTL as an MBA student. After a successful career in banking, she returned to the University as a director of development for business.

“Karen has also worked hard to identify, mentor and advance an excellent team of staff members — a true testament to her extensive experience and management skills,” said Pamella A. Henson, associate vice chancellor for alumni and development programs.