As Financial Manager for the Smarter Balanced program, Karen’s responsibilities include budgetary oversight, reporting and analysis, business process procedures and policy documentation and all financial functions of the Finance office.
Prior to joining Smarter Balanced, Karen worked in the Financial Planning & Analysis office at Central Washington University as the fiscal representative for the University on all financial and budgetary matters with the State of Washington. She was also responsible for overseeing the business side of the University’s Hyperion Budgeting System. Previous to Central Washington University, Karen’s work experience included serving as an accountant in county government Public Health, auditing for the State of Washington, and managing the finances for a Head Start program. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Central Washington University.