Cara joined Ellenbecker Investment Group in 2021 as the Director of Human Resources and Culture Leader. She has over 25 years of experience in the human resources space across several industries. Cara is a strong believer in being a strategic partner to the business and an advocate for employees to strengthen workplace cultures. She directs and oversees the HR activities of EIG including recruiting, training and development, compensation and benefits, reward and recognition, as well as change management. As a hands-on, servant leadership role, Cara supports all EIG employees to grow and develop both personally and professionally to reach their career goals.
Cara graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, majoring in human resources and marketing. She began her career at a financial services firm for 17 years before working for a non-profit organization and later an independent, locally owned grocer. In addition, Cara served on the Executive Steering Committee of the Business Healthcare Group as an active voice to identify and execute healthcare solutions for southeastern Wisconsin.
Outside of work, she and her family run a non-profit organization to raise money for brain cancer research. She enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their three children and two dogs.