Karen Droen

Karen Droen

Finance Director

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Karen may be the CEL Finance Director, but her expertise expands her role far beyond dollars and cents. Karen handles the daily administrative operations and financial management for CEL with her second-to-none organization skills and attention to detail. Her 18 years of consumer and mortgage banking experience and ability to work with numbers, payables, receivables and invoicing helps keep us all in balance.

But even more importantly, Karen is known for her positive attitude, great customer service, and sharp wit. Whether you need to update your W4, understand health benefits, or think of the perfect response to an email, Karen is the perfect person to call.


When Karen and her husband, Steve, are not working on home projects, they can be found at their cabin, usually with their grown children or granddaughter in tow.

When they’re not “up nort'” they love taking their dog for long walks on the Luce Line.


After her own kids were grown and flown, Karen spent several years working as a paraprofessional in local public schools, guiding and helping elementary children in the classroom and on the playground.

“You may have seen my face pass plastered on business or my house on the TV!”