Office Manager / Human Resources
Human resources may not be the most architectural of roles at Somerville, but it’s right where Karen Czechanski wants to be. Although it involves everything from recruiting and employee relations to benefits and training, Czechanski sees it as a supporting role, one that allows employees to execute Somerville’s mission and live the guiding principles with each client. She ensures they can focus their attention on the clients’ needs, knowing their own are in good hands.
Czechanski also provides an assist in an office manager role, coordinating Somerville’s IT systems, working with licensing and overseeing office equipment and facilities maintenance. This jack of all trades joined Somerville because of its professional environment, and she has learned the team atmosphere is a perfect fit. Czechanski appreciates the opportunity to be part of a smaller company having a big impact.
And her love of the community means even greater pride in the work being done here. While considering this employment opportunity, she looked around her town and recognized so much of the work Somerville created, familiar projects from Bellin Health to Lambeau Field. Feeling awestruck and newly appreciative of the way these structures are meaningful landmarks in her community, she considered that this industry could be a good fit.
In her off hours, Czechanski is an outdoorswoman at heart, no matter the season. Her Land O’Lakes cottage is the perfect second home in the summer, offering boating, fishing, hiking and exploring. But fall in Wisconsin can’t be beat – especially if you have season tickets at Lambeau Field. The colder months are no less active, when her crafting and DIY skills get put to good use with scrapbooks, home improvement projects and cooking. And just as each changing season brings new activity, this multi-tasker is right at home with the variety that comes with wearing dual hats in an industry she looks forward to learning more about.
Education & Affiliations
- Bachelor of Science in Business Management, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
- Karen has been a part of the Somerville team since 2018