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, compliance and corporate governance functions, managing all legal and regulatory issues for the company.
Wilson Thissen has more than 25 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 and serves as the Chair of the SIFMA General Counsels Committee. Within Ameriprise, she is the executive sponsor for the firm's annual giving campaign and the executive sponsor for its LGBTQ employee network.
Wilson Thissen earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Chicago.

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