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Karen is a Partner at Brown Smith Wallace and is the practice leader for the Entrepreneurial Services Group.

As a trusted business advisor, she teaches her clients how to operate efficiently and gain an edge on their competition.

She has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and serves as a Certified QuickBooks Advisor, helping clients set up and maintain their QuickBooks systems.

Karen takes pride in working closely with her clients, providing individualized tax consulting, accounting services, planning and compliance services to small businesses. Throughout the years she has tailored effective tax strategies for many of her clients.

She helps her clients ensure their small businesses run smoothly by offering outsourced accounting services, including check writing, cash management and budgeting, among others.

Karen provides tax consulting and accounting services for many clients in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Service
  • Distribution
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Franchisors/franchisees
  • Health Care

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. Karen was a recipient of the MOCPA Women to Watch award and was recognized as a St. Louis Most Influential Business Woman by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Honors & Recognitions

St. Louis Business Journal Most Influential Woman

MOCPA Women to Watch Award

Thought Leadership


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Speaking Engagements

Community Involvement

Mercy Foundation

Professional Organizations




 University of Illinois

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