|Karen M. Hazleton
Karen M. Hazleton, CPA, MBA
696 Front Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
Web Site: www.KMHazletonCPA.com
A Certified Public Accountant for 30 years, Karen is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
A native of Connecticut, she came to Northeastern Pennsylvania to attend Wilkes University, where she was an all-star student-athlete. She graduated from Wilkes with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting followed by earning her Master’s Degree of Business Administration (MBA) in 1981.
Karen established her own firm, Karen M. Hazleton, CPA, PC, in Nanticoke, PA in 1986 and a second office in Sugarloaf, PA in 2011. Her firm has earned the reputation of being a “Business Person’s Friend” specializing in business start-ups, individual taxes, corporate partnership taxes and payroll tax preparation for a wide range of satisfied clients throughout Luzerne County. Karen’s community service includes serving on the Finance Committee of the Wyoming Valley Country Club.
Among her many accomplishments, one that makes her extremely proud is being inducted to the Wilkes University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. She was named to the 13th class of elite athletes at the University, recognized for her prowess as a member of the Colonel’s women’s basketball and softball teams from 1974 to 1978, playing under her maiden name, Karen Olney.
Karen and her husband, Kevin Hazleton, the Nanticoke Fire Department Chief, reside in Nanticoke. They have two children. Michelle is an accountant who has worked for the firm since graduating from Wilkes University six years ago. Her son Kevin is a nuclear engineer with the Department of Defense in Norfolk, VA.
During her time off, Karen enjoys reading, traveling, and competitive golf.