Employee Spotlight is a blog series meant to offer an inside look at our company culture and, most importantly, highlight the talented individuals who help make our company so special. From accountants and software implementation specialists to operations, marketing, and HR professionals, get to know the people behind Chazin & Company.
Today, we are getting to know Karen Sprague, our talented Director of Business Development. Karen is based out of Florida and has been with Chazin & Company since 2021. Let's learn more about her:
1. What's your role at Chazin & Company?
I am the Director of Business Development, and I get to speak to nonprofits every day and learn about their challenges. I listen and help them to understand how Chazin & Company’s services can provide nonprofit accounting expertise and solutions to meet their needs.
2. What's the most rewarding part about your job?
Prior to working with Chazin & Company I served as the Director of Finance and Administration for two large churches. In this role I got a firsthand look at the challenges that churches face. Since working for Chazin & Company and speaking to nonprofits, I learned that the challenges nonprofits and churches face are very similar.
The most rewarding part of my job is making connections with nonprofits and building relationships. By listening to their needs, I can provide them with solutions so they can focus on the mission and have peace of mind knowing their accounting is being handled by nonprofit accounting experts.
3. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
My favorite things to do are go to the beach, listen to live music, and spend time with my husband, Bill.
4. What's your favorite volunteer activity?
I enjoy serving at my church. I recently became a small group leader so I will begin leading a group in the Fall.
5. Please share any exciting news or a fun fact about yourself:
My stepdaughter will be having a baby girl in December. She has 3 boys so this will be our first granddaughter.