Karen D. Stingley was raised on the Southside of Chicago and received her early education in the Chicago Public School system, she went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National-Louis University and is currently seeking her Master's Degree in Program Management. Ms. Stingley began her career many decades ago in banking with the 1st National Bank of Chicago, it is now known as Chase bank, where she was the Corporate Response Center Supervisor, from there she moved on to Cintas corporation where she worked in Customer Service as the Training Associate. Ms. Stingley is a strong leader and went on to hold several other jobs including her current position as a Police Communications Operator serving the needs of the citizens of Chicago.
Ms. Stingley is also the owner of SimplyAwesome Catering, a company she started to provide delicious food while serving her community. SimplyAwesome Catering provides job opportunities for the disenfranchised and serving as the back-up cook for the Never 99 organization.
Besides her extensive career Ms. Stingley is a loving mother and grandmother and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Ms. Stingley has a very kind and giving nature and is dedicated to serving the needs of others in any way she can.
Ms. Stingley is a humbled member of Never 99 and has often stated that she feels that “no matter what a persons circumstances are they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, because the reality is, we are all just one circumstance away from being on the receiving end of a strangers kind gesture.”