Karin Svensson, CPA is the chief financial officer for the SBCC Foundation. In this role, she oversees all financial activities.
Karin has worked for more than 23 years in the Santa Barbara nonprofit community. Before joining the SBCC Foundation in 2014, she was the controller and CFO at the Santa Barbara Foundation for more than 15 years. Karin has also served as the director of finance for Direct Relief International. In addition, she worked for several years as an accounting manager in the for-profit world in the corporate accounting offices at LM Ericsson and Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) in Stockholm, Sweden. Karin received her public accounting experience at Touche Ross & Company (now Deloitte) in San Francisco where she audited medium and small sized companies and nonprofit organizations including the Sierra Club and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Karin is a native of Sweden and attended the University of Uppsala for one year before moving to the United States where she earned an associate of arts degree in economics from Santa Barbara City College and a bachelor of arts degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a certified public accountant.
Author: Juliana Minsky