An insurance industry veteran and one of Chelko’s newer team members, Karen serves as a senior advisor to the firm’s clients and prospects in central and southern Ohio.
Karen previously held executive positions with United Concordia, MetLife, and Highmark where she developed deep expertise and led such critical areas as underwriting, product development, and provider relations. Prior to joining Chelko, she ran a family business which served the utility industry. During her tenure, Karen grew the company by 50%.
A consummate professional with a passion for excellence, Karen’s attention to detail and eagerness to identify and work with high-performing vendors will help plan sponsors optimize the value of their employee benefit investments.
• Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics – University of Pittsburgh
• Master of Business Administration – Lebanon Valley College
• Licensure | Life, Accident, and Health Insurance – State of Ohio
When not enjoying time with her husband and two soft-coated Wheaten Terriers ― Roxie and Stella, Karen can often be found at her local CrossFit box, hot yoga studio, or volunteering in the community.