Karen Nicholas Director, Contracting & Licensing
Karen Nicholas is the Director of Lion Street’s Contracting and Licensing department, where she and her team provide support and guidance to agents and advisors on establishing the required contracting and carrier appointments in order to conduct business with Lion Street. As one of Lion Street’s very first employees, Karen applies her deep knowledge of carrier contracting, errors and omissions requirements, continuing education guidelines and insurance licensing to ensure business flows freely and agents get paid correctly.
Karen has a diverse background with experience in sales support, customer service, project management and accounting. Prior to joining Lion Street, she managed practice operations for an independent life practitioner in Austin, TX. Karen holds a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, and enjoys sailing, hiking, painting, yoga and dance.