Dr. Karen Billings, the principal of BillingsConnects, is a highly regarded leader in the education industry who for many years drove the strategic direction, programs and initiatives for the Education Division of SIIA as Vice President and Managing Director. She has 45 years of experience in the industry and in K-12 and higher ed classrooms.  She has authored four books and numerous articles for education journals, and is a frequent speaker at education conferences. Karen, in her leadership role at SIIA, has been an invaluable advisor for edWeb.net beginning in 2009 when edWeb.net was a finalist in the Innovation Incubator awards. edWeb has benefited greatly from being a member of SIIA and from Karen’s wonderful guidance and support.