Karen Herrera Adamson, President & Chief Solutions Officer
Karen is the President & COO of ProQual, a division of Assurance Screening, LLC and takes an active role in operations, client development and marketing of the Dallas, Texas based company. Since the company’s formation in 2009, Karen has set a vision for the ProQual to become the standard in subcontractor qualification and vendor compliance management and helps drive that message both internally and externally.
Prior to co-founding Assurance Screening, Karen spent 7 years as a Financial Advisor and Investment Manager at Ameriprise Financial, 2 years as a website developer and consultant, and two years in media sales and advertising. Karen obtained her B.S. in Advertising and Communications in 1997 from the University of Texas at Austin.
Karen is an active participant in many local associations including the TEXO (AGC/ABC of North Texas) Governmental Affairs Committee, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Stradivarius Patrons Committee. Karen is also a former VP of Philanthropy and former President-Elect of the Dallas Junior Chamber of Commerce.
Karen currently resides in Richardson, Texas with her husband Nick and step-daughter, Kassidy. With her free time, Karen enjoys golf, writing, running, has recently taken up road biking. Her goals now are to publish a novel, finish a couple of screenplays, and continue to build a company which is both rewarding to team members while providing invaluable services to clients.
View Karen’s blog at http://proqualverified.com/blog/
John Lacy, Chief Information Officer
John serves as Chief Information Officer for ProQual and Assurance Screening. John currently oversees all technology and system implementation and integrations management. John is currently the owner of Lacy Consulting Group, an Information Systems and Operations consulting firm. Since 2005, he has provided technology and operations consulting services to a variety of companies throughout various industries. Recent clients include Interim CIO for a $65 million dollar fresh produce distribution company, Interim CIO for a $450 million dollar consumer good distribution company, ERP software implementation for a $750 million dollar roofing supply company, and fractional CTO for two early stage software companies. Recent projects include rebuilding of information systems infrastructure, VOIP phone systems implementation, computer room construction, warehouse re-engineering, and two ERP Systems implementations.
McKenzie Adamson, Client Service & Operations Director
McKenzie Adamson is the Client Service & Operations for ProQual, a division of Assurance Screening, LLC. She comes from an extensive ten year background in operations and personnel management. Ms. Adamson’s role consists of building cohesiveness between client needs and ProQual product offerings.
Prior to joining the ProQual team, Ms. Adamson worked over ten years in retail management with Haggar where she developed her talent for management and operations roles. During her tenure, she developed part-time sales staff into team leaders and managers, increased company profitability in her region through tighter operational controls and organization and proved herself to be an asset on the corporate level by creating and executing the monthly Haggar Direct Corporate Communication to the Field.
Ms. Adamson is currently a member of the Rich-Tones, a women’s competitive barbershop chorus. In November of 2012 the Rich-Tones competed in the Sweet Adelines International Competition and where they placed an impressive 2nd. Ms. Adamson also a member of the Sweet Adelines Region 25 Steering Committee, assisting with vendor participation during regional competition events.