Karen Mayer Dwyer CPA was born and raised in New Orleans, currently resides in Jefferson, LA. A Mother of 3 children and grandmother of 4, Karen has also hosted over the years 4 foreign exchanges students who still lovingly call her Mom. Karen has 46 years’ experience in public accounting and owns her own business located in Metairie, LA. Karen obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Nicholls State University. She has been an active community volunteer for over 31 years and in 2009 received both the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs) & LCPA's (Louisiana Certified Public Accountants) Distinguished Public Service of the Year Award. Karen currently serves as an Officer on the Boards of Voices for International Business and Education (VIBE) for the International High School of New Orleans and A Child's Wish of Louisiana (ACW). Her past Board experience includes the Board of the International School of Louisiana (ISL).