Karen Knutson is the Government Affairs & Policy Leader for GE Oil & Gas in Washington, D.C., and has been working in legislation and policy work since 1999. Knutson has worked in the Office of the Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback's Office, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski's Office and more. She certainly knows what it takes to be a well-spoken leader on tough topics.