As director of human resources, Karen Havert manages the team responsible for compensation, benefits, personnel policies and employee relations across company operations. She joined LeChase in 1994, became a human resources manager in 1997 and was named HR director in 2002. During her tenure, LeChase expanded its workforce with acquisitions in Durham and Charlotte, N.C., as well as in Syracuse and Armonk, N.Y. The company also opened regional offices in Albany, Binghamton and Buffalo. Karen has a B.S. in business administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.