Welcome to #TeamDaugherty

Meet Karen Lapa. Karen is a new Project Manager based out of the Daugherty — Chicago offices. This week we had the opportunity to get to know a little about our new teammate. Check it out.

Karen didn’t always know that project management was the track for her. When she began her career she was working for a large banking and financial services organization as a Customer Service Representative. She spent over five years with this company, working her way through the ranks. When she began working as a Merchant Operations eCommerce Unit Manager, Karen was a stakeholder on a number of different projects. This was the first time she had the opportunity to experience what it would be like working as a Project Manager and wearing the many hats that are required of this role from day-to-day. She was hooked. Over the next few years she spent time working at other financial institutions holding titles such as Business Analyst and Project Manager.

After working for a number of years and solidifying her career path in project management, Karen became curious about what consulting had to offer. She was interested in taking this path because it would allow her to do what she enjoys most while experiencing other industries, however she was detoured by the thought of constant travel. That is, until she heard about Team Daugherty and our local business model! Knowing that she could work on projects for Fortune 500 clients spanning various industries AND work where she lives had her convinced that Daugherty was the place for her!

Being able to work in Chicago means more time with her family and friends. Karen loves to get outside during those beautiful Chicago summers. Whether she is playing sports such as golf or hosting a barbeque, she loves to take advantage of every opportunity she can to be outdoors. During those chilly winters in the Windy City, Karen will often play board games with her family, enjoy a good movie, or even try her luck at the craps table.

Karen is really looking forward to her new adventure with Team Daugherty. “I’m super excited to be here and look forward to learning and developing my consulting skills, while bringing my industry expertise to the table. I’m open to feedback, tips and tricks, so feel free to reach out- if I don’t reach out to you sooner!”

Welcome aboard Karen!

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