KARYN BOSTON is an Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for YMCA of the USA. She joined the Office of the General Counsel in April, 2007. Prior to joining YMCA of the USA, Karyn served as Associate General Counsel in the areas of litigation and regulatory affairs for Sears Holdings Corporation.
Karyn is a native of Detroit Michigan. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Hampton University and her law degree from Detroit College of Law (Michigan State University). Karyn was a former prosecutor for the Denton County District Attorney’s Office in Texas, and was responsible for legal compliance and regulatory affairs for Sally Beauty Company.
Together with the rest of the Office of the General Counsel, Karyn is committed to helping local YMCAs resolve legal issues and mission challenges. Her area of emphasis includes ethics, compliance, contracts, sponsorships, intellectual property, marketing and litigation.
Karyn is the project sponsor for the Document Retention project and the Code of Conduct/Ethics initiative for Y-USA.