Karen has served as the Finance Director for the Town of Cary for nearly 25 years, with 33 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. She manages a team of 47 who serve citizens and customers in accounting, purchasing, risk management, treasury management and utility billing. Karen is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has also earned the designation of Certified Local Government Finance Officer from North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association. As the project champion for Aquastar, she has helped the Town earn state and national awards for the Aquastar project.