Senior Vice President, Regional ManagerKaren Kidwell serves as senior vice president and regional manager for Long & Foster Real Estate, overseeing the Northern Virginia and West Virginia region alongside Dontae Carroll. Having joined Long & Foster in 2004, Kidwell is well known within the industry in the Northern Virginia area. She was named to her current position in March 2015.
Kidwell has been in sales and marketing for more than 25 years and choose real estate as her second career after spending many years working in commercial and government contracting as well as consulting. She employed many of the skills she learned in those positions to her real estate career and has earned numerous awards from the industry as well as from Long & Foster. In 2010, Kidwell earned an assistant manager position at Long & Foster’s Herndon and Reston North Hills office and later became manager of the company’s Falls Church office in 2012 and its Annandale office in 2013.
Kidwell graduated from Radford University with degrees in business and education and she holds the real estate designations of Graduate, Realtor Institute, Accredited Buyer’s Representative and ePro marketing specialist. She belongs to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors and is a graduate of NVAR’s Leadership Institute. She resides in Herndon, Va., with her husband, Don, and has two grown daughters, Lauren and Camille.