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Karla Keeney

Director of Technology

Strengths:

  • InputPeople especially talented in the Input theme have a need to collect and archive. They may collect information, ideas, history, or even relationships.
  • AchieverPeople especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.
  • AnalyticalPeople especially talented in the Analytical theme search for reasons and causes. They have the ability to think about all the factors that might affect a situation.
  • RelatorPeople especially talented in the Relator theme enjoy close relationships with others. They find deep satisfaction in working hard with friends to achieve a goal.
  • CompetitionPeople especially talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.

Professional Experience

Karla joined Resource Consulting Group in 2006 and is the firm’s Director of Technology and a shareholder. She has more than 35 years of experience in computer software development, networking, technical support, hardware maintenance, and technical training.

Karla has worked in various professional industries, including banking, accounting, and manufacturing. She is a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator, Solution Developer, Systems Engineer and Trainer. Karla holds Cisco’s CCNA, Novell’s CNA and CompTIA’s CTT+ certifications.

Karla is one of two representatives for Seminole County on the SunRail Customer Advisory Committee, and will serve as the committee chairperson for 2018. She is the chapter leader for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Group in Orlando. Karla grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and lived in Raleigh, Chicago, St. Louis, Toronto, and Los Angeles before moving to Florida in 1991. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, dancing, traveling and is an avid supporter of local theatre, the Kansas Jayhawks, and the Orlando Solar Bears.

Personal Thoughts

My dad fell ill while I was in high school, and died while I was an 18-year-old college freshman. Although we did not know whether the reason for his illness was fatal, Dad wanted to be sure that Mom understood our family finances, just in case. Mom wanted nothing to do with it – denial is not just a river in Egypt. A few months before he died, Dad went through everything with me: savings, mortgage, life insurance, etc. He authorized me to open their safe deposit box, and he and I made a complete inventory of its contents.

After Dad died, my grandfather helped Mom get her finances organized and I went back to school. But after about a month, Grandpa had to go back to his home. Mom felt lost and panicky. I started going home from college every two weeks to get her to pay the bills and to balance her checkbook. Seeing her anxiety, I made a vow that no matter what happened in my life, I would never allow myself to be that helpless.

I’m proud to work with RCG, where we try to create a comfortable atmosphere for all clients and involve both spouses in financial discussions. We encourage clients to have necessary documents in place for their family in case of life’s changing circumstances. Creating peace of mind is at the forefront of all we do and I know from experience just how important that is.