Karen Hunt was elected the Mayor of Coppell in May 2012 and has served on the Coppell City Council since 2008. With more than thirty years of experience in the commercial banking industry in the DFW area, Mayor Hunt has a strong financial background. Her career has spanned large national banks, regional and small independent banks. She is currently the Market President - Coppell for Frost Bank.
Mayor Hunt takes advantage of a flexible work schedule to serve the community in which she lives and works. Since moving to Coppell in 1997, she has been involved with the community through various volunteer efforts including Exchange Club, PTO Boards, Coppell Chamber of Commerce, the City of Coppell Economic Development Board, and the City’s Vision 2030 committee. Mayor Hunt is a graduate of the first Leadership Coppell class, sponsored jointly by the City of Coppell and the Coppell Chamber of Commerce. Her civic experiences include service in a leadership role on boards of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, Coppell Rotary, Coppell Women’s Club, Coppell ISD Education Foundation, Assistance League of Coppell, Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and Metrocrest Social Services.
Karen held the office of Place 7, Coppell City Council from 2008 to 2012. She served as Mayor ProTem from 2009 to 2010. Today, she represents the city as its representative on the Dallas Regional Mobility Coalition and the alternate to Irving on the Regional Transportation Council.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. She and her husband Larry have lived in Coppell since 1997 and have two sons: Kyle attends University of Arkansas and Bryce attends Coppell High School. The Hunt family attends First United Methodist Church of Coppell.