Karen Cussen
Karen Cussen, PHR
Corporate Director of Human Resources
Office Location: Long Beach, CA
Karen began her career in hospitality in 1991 working in operations and pursued her passion for supporting and caring for employees by joining Ensemble’s Human Resources department in 1997. Today she directs the HR team for Ensemble Corporate and Ensemble Hospitality. A member of the Leadership Team, she contributes to strategic planning, legal guidance, development tools and building Ensemble’s organizational culture. Her experience includes nearly 10 years of service with Hilton Hotels Corporation and 19 years with Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Karen holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification and a Hospitality and Tourism Management Certificate from Florida Atlantic University.