- Workforce Optimization Director

Workforce Optimization Director

Karen serves as the Workforce Optimization Director for TechTrades. Before getting into the staffing industry, Karen was the Vice-President of Workforce Development for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for 25 years. At TechTrades, Karen’s focus is on sales and customer service.

Karen has always been very active in the construction industry, participating in many associations and events within the industry. Karen believes that remaining on the cutting edge of new advances and new initiatives is imperative for our success.

Karen graduated from Indiana University with a BS degree in secondary education. She is also a certified master trainer and an accredited site visitor through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and has served on numerous boards and committees within the industry over the years

Karen has been married for over 25 years to Jeff and has three children - Seth, Caleb and Audrey, 2 grandchildren - Josephine and Jordan and 2 very spoiled dogs - Malcolm and Rocky. She spends most of her free time with her family, enjoying their competitive sports programs or just enjoying a quiet evening at home playing cards with the gang or relaxing on the deck. Karen also enjoys gardening, cooking, boating and the beach.