Karen H⁠i⁠ckey



Karen Hickey is an executive assistant for the James Madison Institute (JMI) office. She is responsible for managing the logistical needs for the JMI office while ensuring a functional environment for all JMI employees.

Previously, Karen worked for the Young Actors Theater as an office manager where she established a smooth operation of the office with maintaining student enrollment and registration, orchestrated Financial Aid and scholarships along with payments and served as a point of contact for many operations which occurred at their office.

Karen is a former preschool teacher at Killearn Kids Preschool. During her, Karen maintained organization through developing lesson plans, communicating effectively with parents and also directing twelve school-wide learning programs.

Karen is a graduate of Tallahassee Community College and later went on to earn her Child Development Associate certificate and Preschool Director’s Credentials.

Married to her high school sweetheart, Jason. Karen loves to spend time with her Husband and two children.

In her free time, Karen serves as Treasurer for the organization, Keys to Exceptional Youth Success (KEYS), which raises educational scholarships for students with disabilities. She is an active member of Killearn United Methodist Church. Karen loves to cook, go to concerts and travel. Her favorite trip was driving to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.