Karen DeGrammont

Future Leader Class of ‘24
Senior Director, Marketing Operations
Taco Bell

Karen DeGrammont is a skilled, strategic business operations executive with broad experience in helping
companies drive results. Throughout her career, Karen has worked at the intersection of consumer,
market trends, and company capabilities to serve as a change agent in developing and implementing
operating and business plans to grow customers, revenues, and profits. Karen is currently Senior
Director of Marketing Operations at Taco Bell, where she is driving operational excellence across the
organization with a focus on designing, implementing, and managing process and overseeing delivery
against the marketing program, campaign planning, and strategic plan activities. She values working
cross functionally and collaboratively to deliver, with a growth mindset to drive to clarity in complexity.

Prior to Taco Bell, Karen gained extensive experience developing brand, business, and operational
strategies in numerous industries, including Hospitality, Media, and Management Consulting. She has driven DE&I efforts in her previous two companies, serving as co-lead of Black employee resource group.