Karen Cordova, a Pueblo native, graduated from Central High School and the University of Southern Colorado (CSU- Pueblo) with a BSBA, emphasis in Accounting. She has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1992 but maintains her certificate in an inactive status. Karen was employed in various accounting positions at CF&I Steel at the beginning of her career and is looking forward to working with the Bessemer Historical Society. She recently retired as the Chief Financial Officer at Pueblo City Schools after working in payroll, accounting and budgeting positions there. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs.