Director/Owner – PKF Texas
Karen Love, Director/Owner of PKF Texas, has led a diverse career, starting as a buyer in the fashion industry, working for a Texas State Senator and U.S. Congressman, followed by running a staffing company, and finally establishing herself as a marketplace strategist and connector in the accounting industry. For the past 22 years, Karen has blazed her own trail through her work in the Dallas and Houston markets and is known as a long time champion of leveraging the marketing function to create growth in middle-market firms. She positioned each of her firms as leaders in their communities, earning a seat at the table and becoming one of the first marketers and non-CPA owners in the accounting industry. As an Association for Accounting Marketing Hall of Fame recipient and an Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential, Karen brings fresh, integrated strategies to her firm. Her innovative approach to create unique initiatives in the marketplace has yielded over 150 marketing awards. Under her leadership, PKF Texas founded the FastTech50 awards and the Houston Young Professionals Endeavor, the largest young professionals group in the 4th largest city in the country. Her passion for mentoring and helping the community has led to numerous honors including recognition by El Centro de Corazon, Texas Executive Women’s Woman on the Move, Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Breakthrough Woman and one of Houston’s Most Influential Women. Additionally, she chairs and is a board member of many organizations across the city.