Karen McManus Dey

Profile Updated: January 28, 2023
Karen McManus
Residing In Staplehurst, NE USA
Spouse/Partner Russ
Occupation - Life Experiences Senior Auditor- Nebraska Public Power District
Children or Pets Four children: Megan, Zachary & wife Brittany, Katie & husband Erik, Tanner & wife Katie.
Grandchildren: More…Hunter, Michael, Harper, Charlie, Hadley, and Shoresy.
We have several dogs.
Yes! Attending Reunion
What have you been up to since graduation?

Started in Fashion Merchandising then moved to banking/finance for over 25 years before becoming an Internal Auditor at Union Bank & Trust. Moved to NPPD in 2015.
My husband and I spent many years volunteering at school events, booster club officers etc.
I continue to be active in church activities and was the Treasurer of the Lincoln Diocese Council of Catholic Women (LDCCW) for the past 2 years before becoming the financial secretary.
I am currently the President of the IIA Aksarben Chapter of internal auditors.

Where all have you lived since Graduation?

I continued to live in Lincoln for a few years then moved to an acreage near Waco, then lived by Gresham before purchasing our acreage in the mid 90’s. I have never lived outside of Nebraska.

Favorite memory from your time at Pius

I primarily remember all of the friendships. Some I haven’t heard from since graduation. There were also some favorite teachers. Although I didn’t appreciate it at the time, the faith based learning and daily mass.

When you graduated high school - what did you think you would be doing as a future job? are you doing that now?

I obtained a degree in Fashion Merchandising and realized after a few years in retail it was not where I wanted to be. I moved to banking for the “banker’s hours” never knowing I would spend the majority of my career in some role from teller, branch supervisor, loan officer and then audit. I received my second degree in my 40s to become an auditor and went on to receive several certifications. I never thought I would be in the job I’m in today.

If you could live anyplace in the world - where would it be & why?

Probably Nebraska as that is where the majority of our kids and grandkids are; but I would love to travel more.

Whats on your Bucket List?

Travel to all 50 states

Any regrets about your High School Days? If you could do it over again - would you change anything?

There are always things we wish we could change, but our experiences make us who we are.

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