Karen M. Brenneman CPA, MT


Karen is a partner at Hall, Kistler who strategically helps clients with business growth and development. She can swiftly identify key performance indicators and provide tax strategies to strengthen clients’ businesses.

After more than 20 years with our firm, Karen spent the last ten years as a managing partner, leading its strategy and developing its team, which she greatly enjoyed.

Two of Karen’s passions are participating in community service and exploring other cultures and people. She loves to spend time on Lake Erie, either casually sailing or crewing on racing sailboats. She’s even had the opportunity to steer an aerial ambassador, the world-famous Goodyear Blimp.


  • University of Akron - Bachelor of Science in Accounting
  • University of Akron - Master of Taxation
The University of Akron

Professional Affiliations

  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • BKR International - past Chairman of the Americas region

Community Involvement

  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority
  • City of Canton’s Steering Committee
  • Central Stark County YMCA - Vice President Elect
  • Stark Development Board - Trustee
  • Women’s Impact Inc - founding member
  • Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce - past Chairman
  • Canton Rotary - past President
  • Leadership Stark County - 15th Class


Certified Public Accountant

Fun Facts

  • I have a passion for traveling to experience other cultures and people.
  • I drove/flew the Goodyear Blimp.
  • I enjoy sailing on Lake Erie and crewing in sail boat races.
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