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Karen Hughes

Karen Hughes is a native Chicagoan and has lived in the Chicagoland area most of her life. She has over 15 year’s experience in the financial sector in project management, credit risk analysis, and data analytics. 

As a business owner herself, Karen knows the importance a small gesture can make and she has long been committed to empowering others through the sharing of knowledge and connections.


She actively participates in her community, including preparing tax returns for low-income families in underserved communities for more than 15 years. This experience gave her a deep appreciation for how nonprofits seek to improve the quality of life for our communities, one program at a time.


She completed her undergraduate degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting at Robert Morris University.

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