Karyn A. Riley '96 Appointed Seton Board Chair

The Daughters of Charity Ministries, Inc. is pleased to announce that Karyn A. Riley, Esq. '96, stakeholder and government relations executive at WSSC Water, has accepted the appointment as Chair of the Elizabeth Seton High School Board of Directors. Sister Catherine Mary Norris, D.C., President, Daughters of Charity Ministries, Inc., says “we are most grateful for Karyn’s willingness to serve Seton in this capacity. As an alumna of the school, we know she has a passion for Seton and will strive to govern the school with the highest level of integrity, compassion, and commitment to the mission and values that are at its core.”

​​As WSSC Water’s chief advocate, Karyn leads the organization’s relationships with elected, government and industry stakeholders. She directs the advocacy and lobbying functions before federal, state, county and municipal bodies, and serves as a strategic advisor to the Commissioners, General Manager/CEO and colleagues on critical business processes and operations.

Ms. Riley has served on Seton’s Board of Directors since 2018. Says Dr. Lisa Grillo ‘86, President of Elizabeth Seton High School, “I am thrilled about Karyn Riley’s appointment. Karyn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role as a business and community leader. As an alumna, she possesses deep love for her Alma Mater and a clear vision on building on Seton’s past success to reimagine our wonderful school.” 

A native Prince Georgian, in addition to graduating from Elizabeth Seton High School, she is a graduate of Hampton University and the Syracuse University College of Law. Of her appointment, Ms. Riley says, “Seton gave me a solid foundation and provided me with the leadership skills that I still see in our young women today. It is an honor to support them by serving in this role.” 

Other Executive Committee elections include Anna Blue, Head of Global Marketing and Communications, Technology Coalition, Inc., Vice Chair; Mike Riley, Chief Financial Officer, Premier Medical Management, Treasurer; Chaplain LaChaundra Graham '94, President and CEO, MBEF College & Career Academies, Inc., Secretary. 

Elizabeth Seton High School is a Catholic, secondary, college preparatory school for young women founded in 1959 by the Daughters of Charity. Located in Prince George’s County, a close-in suburb of Washington, DC, the school attracts students from surrounding counties and the District of Columbia. Elizabeth Seton is committed to providing students an integrated program that stresses moral values, academic excellence, civic responsibility, and community service. The community reflects a broad ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity that contributes to the rich learning environment.