Karen is a Partner and the Chief Financial Officer of Emergenetics International at the corporate headquarters in Denver, CO. She oversees the company’s global financial planning and strategy along with the estimating and accounting activities and has been instrumental in the expansion and direction of Emergenetics for the past 15 years. She also leads the Finance and Administration Department and is a member of the company’s Executive Team. Prior to joining Emergenetics International, she was a Project Lead in the Material Finance department for the F-111 andF-16 Programs at General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin and worked in public accounting/finance firms in Texas and Colorado.
A proud native Texan, Karen graduated with honors from the College of Business Administration at Abilene Christian University in 1984 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance. She and her husband J.P. are founders of the non-profit, For The Children, Inc., which funds programs for local Children’s Homes. When not planning their next home build, she enjoys visiting their grown children Nicholas and Jennifer, sailing, running in the Colorado outdoors and keeping the two German Shepherds off the furniture.