Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Karen Wilson Thissen, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, is responsible for direction and oversight of the firm’s legal and compliance functions, consisting of nearly 500 professionals in North America, Europe and Asia who manage all legal and regulatory risks for the company.
 
Wilson Thissen has more than 20 years of legal experience within the financial services industry. Prior to joining Ameriprise in 2005, she worked as a trial lawyer and a partner at Faegre & Benson in Minneapolis, where she represented broker-dealer, asset manager and insurance clients on a variety of litigation and regulatory matters.
 
A frequent speaker on issues of leadership and an active community leader, Wilson Thissen has served on a number of nonprofit boards in the Minneapolis community. Within Ameriprise, she is the executive sponsor for the firm’s annual giving campaign and the executive sponsor for its LGBT employee network.
 
Wilson Thissen is a graduate of Georgetown University and the University of Chicago Law School.   
 
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