Posted: May 25, 2016
Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company announced the promotion of Karen Wise to division manager of Midwest natural resource consulting for Davey Resource Group.
Davey Resource Group is a division of Davey Tree and provides a full range of natural resource and utility consulting services to commercial, residential, municipal and governmental markets.
Wise joined Davey Resource Group in 1997 as a wetland scientist. Since then, she’s served as a wetland section leader, department manager and manager of ecological service and Eastern urban forestry. Most recently, Wise was the operations manager of Davey Resource Group’s natural resources consulting team.
“Over her nearly 20 years at Davey Resource Group, Karen has been instrumental in growing our business and developing new services. Additionally, she has helped train, mentor and inspire her team and employees. She is a true leader at Davey and within the industry at large,” said Brent Repenning, vice president and general manager of Davey Resource Group.
In 2007, Wise was one of the winners of Davey’s Outstanding Manager award at Davey’s National Managers’ Meeting.
Additionally, Wise is active in the industry and her local Ohio community. Wise is the president of the Board of Directors for Keep Ohio Beautiful and a board member of the Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority.
She is also a member of the U.S. National Ramsar Committee, which provides support and advice to initiatives that promote the conservation and wise, sustainable use of domestic and international wetlands. Similarly, Wise is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist through the Society of Wetland Scientists.
Locally, Wise is an active member of the City of Ravenna Shade Tree Commission and regularly volunteers for the Portage Park District Foundation and Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
Wise earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Wheeling Jesuit College and her master’s degree in natural resources from The Ohio State University.
The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,600 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 37 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.