#BlackHistoryMonth Karen Daniel, who was on the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners from 1999 until 2003, is from Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Southeast High School and showed proficiency in math. Graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in 1980 with a degree in accounting, she also attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received a Master’s Degree in Accounting.After working her way up at KPMG Peat Marwick Certified Public Accounting firm first as an assistant accountant to a Senior Audit Manager, she went to work at Black and Veatch in 1992. She was named the Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and also Executive Vice President of Black & Veatch. Ms. Daniel joined the Black& Veatch Board of Directors in 2006.In 1999, Mayor Kay Barnes appointed Ms. Daniel to the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners citing the skills of Ms. Daniel and those of the other appointed Commissioners Tim Kristl and Bob Lewellen as bringing experience in business management, finance and auditing. Ms. Daniel served as President of the Board from 2001 until 2003. She resigned from the Board in 2003.Ms. Daniel retired as CFO from Black & Veatch in 2018.She has given much time to organizations including the Black Economic Union, the Women’s Employment Network, and Junior Achievement. She served as Chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce from 2016 until 2017. She has served on the boards of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and Northwest Foundation, Inc. of Northwest Missouri State University, among others.In 2017, Ms. Daniel received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from her alma mater Northwest Missouri State. #KCParks #FromTheArchives

#BlackHistoryMonth Karen Daniel, who was on the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners from 1999 until 2003, is from Kansas City, Missouri. She attended Southeast High School and showed proficiency in math.  Graduating from Northwest Missouri State University in 1980 with a degree in accounting, she also attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City and received a Master’s Degree in Accounting.After working her way up at KPMG Peat Marwick Certified Public Accounting firm first as an assistant accountant to a Senior Audit Manager, she went to work at Black and Veatch in 1992. She was named the Chief Financial Officer in 1999 and also Executive Vice President of Black & Veatch. Ms. Daniel joined the Black& Veatch Board of Directors in 2006.In 1999, Mayor Kay Barnes appointed Ms. Daniel to the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners citing the skills of Ms. Daniel and those of the other appointed Commissioners Tim Kristl and Bob Lewellen as bringing experience in business management, finance and auditing. Ms. Daniel served as President of the Board from 2001 until 2003.  She resigned from the Board in 2003.Ms. Daniel retired as CFO from Black & Veatch in 2018.She has given much time to organizations including the Black Economic Union, the Women’s Employment Network, and Junior Achievement.  She served as Chair of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce from 2016 until 2017.  She has served on the boards of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and Northwest Foundation, Inc. of Northwest Missouri State University, among others.In 2017, Ms. Daniel received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from her alma mater Northwest Missouri State. #KCParks #FromTheArchives
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