Karen Burns Selected as One of the "Women Worth Watching" in 2014

Sensiba San Filippo LLP, a Northern California-based CPA and business consulting firm, recently announced that Karen Burns, Assurance Partner, has been named to the Profiles in Diversity Journal's 12th Annual "Company and Executive Women Worth Watching" list for her outstanding personal and professional achievements. The award is given annually to a select group of female executives identified as role models to young women beginning their careers and for their inspiration to other women in business.

"We congratulate Karen on her continuing professional success and recognition among such a diverse group of inspiring female executives from premiere companies," said John Sensiba, Managing Partner of Sensiba San Filippo LLP. "Her contributions to both business and volunteer organizations are tremendous and make her leadership an important asset to our team and our clients, as well as an inspiration to young people starting out in a business career."

Burns has more than 20 years of experience providing financial and business consulting services to companies in a variety of industries, with a particular passion for the manufacturing and distribution sector. In 2012, Burns co-founded the East Bay Manufacturing Group, an exclusive forum for C-level manufacturing business owners to network, share industry specific thought leadership and best practices, and to build strategic alliances and affiliations. Earlier this year, she was elected President of the EBMG in efforts to create innovative changes in the regional business culture and promote economic development among East Bay-based manufacturers. Burns also co-founded the East Bay Professional Women's Alliance.

Burns was named one of the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" by the San Francisco Business Times in May 2013. She has also been featured in MarketWatch, Bloomberg Businessweek, San Jose Mercury News and other news outlets.

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