Karen E. Dyson*

Karen E. Dyson*, Lieutenant General, U.S Army, Retired

Lieutenant General Dyson, U.S Army, Retired has been a Director of Genworth Financial, Inc. since December 2020.


Lt. Gen. Dyson was the first female finance officer to achieve three-star general officer rank in August 2014. She retired as Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller in August 2017. Preceding this top military financial manager position she held several command and senior staff positions, including as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Budget from December 2012 – August 2014, Deputy for Business Transformation to Assistant Secretary of the Army from 2011 – 2012, and Brigade Commander with service in Iraq and Europe from 2004-2007. Lt. Gen. Dyson is an experienced strategic leader with board experience in corporate governance, finance and audit committees, and risk oversight. She currently serves on the boards of USAA Federal Savings Bank since October 2017 (serving as nominations and governance committee chair); CALIBRE Systems, Inc. since October 2018 (serving as audit committee chair); and Army Emergency Relief Organization since 2020. She previously served as a director on the boards of Army & Air Force Exchange Service, a global retail operation, from 2012 – 2017 (serving as finance committee chair); and Defense Commissary Agency, a global grocery operation, from 2012 – 2014. Lt. Gen. Dyson was commissioned into the Regular Army, Finance Branch at Missouri State University where she received a B.S. in Business Management. She holds an M.B.A. from Austin Peay State University and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resources Strategy. She achieved the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship Certification in December 2019; and is an NACD Governance Fellow.

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