About Karen Caines

Karen attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, where she found her passion for the field of human resources (HR). She shared her love of HR with others as she taught courses at the community college level and has worked as an HR leader in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors for over 25 years. Throughout her career, Karen has helped to advance the HR profession through national membership in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and served as President of a local SHRM chapter where she was also named the chapter’s 2013 HR Professional of the Year.

Ms. Caines was bestowed one of 10 national, full-ride scholarships to the University of Phoenix in 2014 and attended grad school while working full-time. She graduated in 2016 with her Master’s of Business Administration degree.

In the community, Karen serves on local Executive Boards of a local high school’s PTSA and Choral Boosters Club. In her church, she actively serves on the Personnel Committee and sings on the Praise Team each week.

Consulting with small-to-medium sized business owners and helping them realize how the “people” side of the business impacts the financial success of the company is her specialty. Even though she stays busy, Karen finds time to devote to her loving husband who is a 5th grade science teacher and their beautiful, teenage daughter.

Karen Caines, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR