Mrs. Karen White Fairbanks


Appointed to the Weber State University Board of Trustees in 2013, Karen White Fairbanks is owner of Fairbanks, Inc.

She and her husband, Rick, manage The Distribution Group, a national purchasing cooperative/buying group in the water, sewer and drainage industry. Her professional experience also includes time as the human resources manager of W.R. White Company and director of mission for the Ogden Weber Chamber of Commerce. She was also an asset manager and leasing agent for Wallace Associates.

Fairbanks has also dedicated herself to community service and leadership. Among her long list of service appointments is trustee for Intermountain Healthcare, trustee and board member for McKay-Dee Hospital and board member for the Ogden Nature Center.

Fairbanks graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree.

A mother of three children and grandmother to 11, she enjoys reading, mountain biking, traveling, cross country skiing and hiking.