Lindy Karns, a CPA and director at Blue and Company, describes her career path as a tortured one. “Someone once said if you are a reader, you’ll read a cereal box rather than not read. In my case, it is certainly true. I loved reading novels and eating chocolates and mistakenly believed that it could be turned into something that someone would pay me to do.”

After working with some of the “Big 8″ firms, Karns returned to Lexington and started Dulworth Breeding and Karns. She also began a career of community service. “Community service has allowed me to combine my human services background and my professional aptitude,” said Karns. Her passion is helping women and children in poverty, but practically speaking, she has a hard time saying no to any good cause. She has struck a delicate balance between humanities and accounting, and emphasizes the importance of finding balance in one’s life.

She has served as a former treasurer and chair of the Audit Committee, United Way; treasurer of the Salvation Army; treasurer of Kentucky Executive Mansions Foundation; president, Chrysalis House; treasurer, Divine Providence Inc.; board member, Kentucky Equine Humane Center; board member, Economic Development Partnership Board; Leadership Committee, Frontier Nursing University; KYCPA tax committee member and member of the Board of Directors; 2012 chair of the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Luncheon; Blue Grass Community Foundation; board member treasurer, First Saturday in May Inc.; and treasurer, Beshear Mongiardo and Beshear Abramson campaigns.

Lindy says, “The women we know help us raise our expectations, raise our children, raise our spirits, raise our hopes, and, just generally speaking, raise us up!”

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