Karen Hunt, Mayor
Elected to Council: May 2008
Elected Mayor: May 2012
Term Expires: May 2015
With more than thirty years of experience in the commercial banking industry in the DFW area, Karen has a strong financial background. Her career has spanned large national banks, regional and small independent banks. She is currently the Market President - Coppell for Frost Bank.
Karen takes advantage of a flexible work schedule to serve the community in which she lives and works. Since moving to Coppell in 1997, Karen has been involved with the community through various volunteer efforts including Exchange Club, PTO Boards, Coppell Chamber of Commerce, the City of Coppell Economic Development Board, and the City’s Vision 2030 committee. Karen is a graduate of the first Leadership Coppell class, sponsored jointly by the City of Coppell and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce. Her civic experiences include service in a leadership role on boards of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, Coppell Rotary, Coppell Women’s Club, Coppell ISD Education Foundation, Assistance League of Coppell, Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and Metrocrest Social Services.
Karen held the office of Place 7, Coppell City Council from 2008 to 2012. She served as Mayor ProTem from 2009 to 2010. Today, she represents the city as its representative on the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition and the alternate to Irving on the Regional Transportation Council.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. She and her husband Larry have lived in Coppell since 1997 and have two sons, Kyle and Bryce who both attend the University of Arkansas. The Hunt family attends First United Methodist Church of Coppell.
"Coppell has a community spirit that embraces small town values, the importance of family, and neighbors helping neighbors. People are willing to pitch in and it is the volunteers that help make the community a wonderful place to live, work and play."