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Karen Lascelle

Title: Managing Director
Company: John G. Burk & Associates CPAs, PC
Location: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States

Karen Lascelle, managing director at John G. Burk & Associates CPAs, PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in forensic accounting.

Ms. Lascelle’s educational journey began with an associate’s degree in business with a minor in accounting from New Hampshire Technical Institute, followed by a bachelor’s in business, concentrating in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, formerly New Hampshire College. She furthered her academic pursuits, obtaining a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2006. With prestigious certifications like the certified public accountant (CPA) from the State of NH, certified fraud examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and certified valuation analysis from NACVA, she entered the financial realm fully prepared for its multifaceted demands.

Ms. Lascelle embarked on her financial journey in 1993 as an accountant at D’Agnese, Keeler & Company, PLLC, where she honed foundational skills. She transitioned into diverse roles, including managing partner at Lascelle & Gallant, PLLC, from 2003 to 2010. Her career trajectory continued, encompassing roles such as treasurer at South Congregational Church from 2006 to 2010, tax supervisor at Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP from 2010 to 2012, and senior manager at Anstiss & Co., P.C. from 2012 to 2014. Expanding her expertise, she held positions like director of valuation and forensics at Melanson Health from 2014 to 2020 and senior manager at Plodzik & Sanderson, P.A. from 2020 to 2022, climbing the ranks to director and shareholder in 2022. Presently, Ms. Lascelle leads as the managing director at John G. Burk & Associates CPAs, PC, while also contributing significantly to academia as an adjunct professor at Southern NH University and a managerial and forensic accounting professor in the MBA program at the University of Phoenix.

Ms. Lascelle’s contributions have been recognized with the President’s Award, the Paul Harris Fellow from The Rotary, and the Outstanding Member Award from NACVA. Her extensive memberships include positions in multiple professional bodies, including the Hew Hampshire Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and diverse board roles at organizations like Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support, NH Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Greater Nashua Mental Health, among others. Her career’s standout highlight lies in aligning her values with her professional journey, focusing on ethics, management style, clients, and personal values. This integrity-driven approach remains the cornerstone of her success, allowing her to stay true to her core principles throughout her career. Her success is attributed to family support and perseverance, guided by a commitment to not give up, even in the face of failure. 

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