Karen Crawford is a Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA®) and a Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA®). She has provided consulting, administration, and compliance services for retirement plan clients since 1976. Karen worked for a regional third party record-keeper and managed the Omaha defined contribution practice for a national third party record keeper. Karen joined Karstens Investment Counsel in 2006 as a Retirement Plan Specialist and is a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries. She specializes in compliance and consulting work for our retirement plan clients. She also manages the KIC client financial databases. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Karen and her husband, Randy, live in Blair, Nebraska.