Karen is a Certified Public Accountant and directs all accounting activities including financial reporting, development and documentation of accounting policies and controls, audits, budgets, taxes, and cash management. Prior to joining Karis Cold, she was a Vice president and Controller for a Chicago-based family office. She also served in the power plant industry providing due diligence activities for acquisitions and joint ventures. Karen earned her B.S. in Accountancy at Elmhurst College and M.B.A. at Northern Illinois University. She is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In her spare time, she enjoys golf and competes in travel tennis. Karen also volunteers as Treasurer for a non-profit industrial condo association.