As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian.

 

What energizes you?  Working with great people and knowing our efforts make a difference in the lives of people.  Being appreciated, valued and challenged keeps me engaged and enthusiastic.

 

Last vacation:  Went to Portugal and spent a week with my daughter (who’s serving a third year as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal) and celebrated her 25th birthday!

 

Interests: Family, friends, travel and experiencing different cultures and cuisines, cooking, baking, wine tasting, painting, gardening, my dog, Butch Cassiday.

 

Favorite Quote: To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Karen Cassiday

She has a quick smile, an impressive bag of tricks, and endless patience. She stays calm and composed, even when the pressure is on or a deadline is looming. In short, she's the person we count on to prevent—or solve—nearly any problem. 

As the firm's Chief Operating Officer, Karen ensures that Hager Sharp operates as a well-oiled machine. She oversees everything from human resources and new business development to Hager Sharp’s information technology systems. She administers our health, dental, and long-term disability plans. She also served as ESOP Trustee for Hager Sharp's Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  

Karen has been with Hager Sharp for over a decade, brings over 20 years of computer skills to the firm that includes both hardware and software installation, configuration and training as well as network administration. She is also an organ donor—having provided her kidney to the Susan Hager, the firm’s founder, in 2001.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A veterinarian.

 

What energizes you?  Working with great people and knowing our efforts make a difference in the lives of people.  Being appreciated, valued and challenged keeps me engaged and enthusiastic.

 

Last vacation:  Went to Portugal and spent a week with my daughter (who’s serving a third year as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal) and celebrated her 25th birthday!

 

Interests: Family, friends, travel and experiencing different cultures and cuisines, cooking, baking, wine tasting, painting, gardening, my dog, Butch Cassiday.

 

Favorite Quote: To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson