HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC is pleased to announce that Karen Garrett, CPA, the firm’s Managing Partner, was recently named to “Arkansas 250,” the list of Arkansas’ most influential leaders published each year by Arkansas Business.

“I am incredibly honored to be included among the distinguished professionals named on this year’s ‘Arkansas 250’ list,” said Garrett. “Being recognized as a leader means so much to me, as I strive each day to help HCJ continue to grow and flourish. I am so thankful for my amazing colleagues—without them, none of what we have achieved as a firm would have been possible. I look forward to many more years of serving HCJ and its clients.”

Arkansas Business’ annual “Arkansas 250” list seeks to highlight a good mix of executives and leaders from every region and each major industry category in the state. The organization seeks to include a wide range of leaders made up of household names, rising stars, and leaders who strive to work behind the scenes. “It is important to us that this list includes people actively plotting the course of our state,” wrote publisher Chris Bahn in the publication’s welcome letter.

Garrett has served on the HCJ CPAs & Advisors PLLC team since 1996. She performs work in a variety of areas, including audit, multi-state taxation, employee benefit plans, high net worth individuals, and self-insurance trusts. Additionally, she serves many clients in the manufacturing, construction, and medical industries. Professionally, Garrett is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Arkansas Society of CPAs (ASCPA). She was previously affiliated with the National Association of State Boards (NASB) as a member of the organization’s Uniform Accountants Committee. Within the local community, Garrett sits on the boards of directors of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and Home Bancshares, Inc., is a member of the Greater Little Rock Class XIX, and previously served as treasurer of the Little Rock Midtown Rotary. Raised in Mena, Arkansas, Garrett currently lives in Conway with her husband and two daughters.